Hunger of Memory or Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez is a non-fiction account written by the American author Richard Rodriguez in the year 1982. The book is considered autobiographical one and it follows the writer as he tries to integrate himself in a new environment.
Richard Rodriguez was born in America and his parents were immigrants from Mexico. Despite being born in America, Richard Rodriguez knew almost no English until he turned six years old. From that point on, he went on to learn in American schools and become integrated into society. His journey however was not an easy one and he often questioned his identity and place in the world.
This work is the one that brought Rodriguez into the public eye for the first time and he continued to write and publish several other books and a collection of autobiographical essays. Some of his work was nominated for different literature awards and he was awarded several prizes for his essays.