The Governor’s Office of the State of Jalisco, Mexico, honored Francisco Jiménez, the Fay Boyle Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures on Oct. 13. Government officials formally presented the new Jalisco government publication of Jiménez’s first two autobiographical novels in a single volume.
“On this momentous occasion, I warmly welcome the officials from the Governor’s Office of the State of Jalisco, Mexico, as they honor Francisco Jiménez,” said Santa Clara University President Michael Engh, S.J. “I am grateful for the role that Professor Jiménez has played on our campus, not only as an internationally acclaimed author, but as a gifted teacher and scholar as well.”
The government decided to publish the special edition “not only because of the literary value of the book, but because of the living testimony that it is for all the people,” according to the Minister of Culture of Jalisco, Jesús Alejandro Cravioto Lebrija, who wrote a preface to the new edition and is scheduled to be at the presentation. The publication, entitled Cajas de Cartón y Senderos Fronterizos, contains a special introduction by Emilio González Márquez, Governor of Jalisco, in which he lauds Jiménez’s struggles, hard work, and continuing success as an inspirational tale of hope for people on both sides of the border. Read more.