Francesca Lia Block talks to Clarissa Romano about Weetzie Bat

Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti talk toTom Lutz about Chairs Are Where the People Go.

David Leonard talks to Oscar Wang about After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness

Jonathan Lethem talks to Andy Zax about the Talking Heads

Catherine Malabou talks to Arne de Boever about The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage

David Misch talks to Ellis Weiner about Humor: The Book

Maggie Nelson talks to Arne de Boever about The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

Laura Pulido an Wendy Cheng talk to Oliver Wang about The People’s Guide to Los Angeles

Simon Reynolds talks to Andy Zax  about everything      Part 1        Part 2

Rob Schmitz talks to Angilee Shah about workers in China       Part 1        Part 2

R.J. Smith talks to Oliver Wang about James Brown

Art Spiegelman talks to Van Dyke Parks about MetaMaus

Dana Spiotta talks to Michael Szalay about her novels

Monique Truong talks to Mariam Lam about Bitter in the Mouth

Walt Whitman:  two poems by  set to music

Irvin D. Yalom talks to Jonathan Kirsch about The Spinoza Problem


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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