Lionel G. García
Class of 1956
Lionel G. García is a noted author of Mexican-American fiction,
a 1956 graduate of Texas A&M and a practicing veterinarian. He began writing
in grammar school and published his first literary work while still in college.
He has written numerous books, short stories and plays and he has won many
literary awards for his work. His novel Hardscrub won the 1990 Texas Institute
of Letters Novel of the Year, the 1990 Southwest Booksellers Novel of the
Year and the 1990 Dallas Times Herald Novel of the Year. Most or his writings
concern the Mexican-American experience in the deep South Texas brush country.
He is in nation-wide demand as a reader and speaker.