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Quinto Sol is a publishing company with goals concerning bringing Chicano literature to the forefront of American culture and uniting all Chicanos in the United States. It was founded in 1967 by Octavio I. Romano and, from 1970–1972, offered the Premio Quinto Sol literary prize—to Tomás Rivera, Rudolfo Anaya, and Rolando Hinojosa--each of whom is now considered a major literary voice.Cyrus R.K. Patell, "Emergent Ethnic Literatures: Native American, Hispanic, Asian American," A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture, ed. Josephine G. Hendin, p.366. The final award was given in 1975 to Estela Portillo Trambley.Luis Leal and Manuel M. Martin-Rodríguez, "Chicano Literature, The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature, vol. 2, Ed. Roberto González Echevarría and Enrique Pupo-Walker, p.571.

After this fourth award, Quinto Sol divided into two separate publishers, Editorial Justa and Tonatiuh International.Héctor Calderón, Narratives of Greater Mexico: Essays on Chicano Literary History, Genre, and Borders, U of Texas P, p. 66.


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