John Phillip Santos, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, is the first Mexican American
Rhodes Scholar whose awards include the Academy of American Poets’ Prize at
Notre Dame and the Oxford Prize for fiction. His articles on Latino culture
have appeared in the Los Angeles Times,New
York Times, and the San Antonio Express-News. Writer
and producer of more than forty television documentaries for CBS and PBS, two
of them Emmy nominees, he lives in New York City.