John Rechy

John Francis Rechy is an American writer best known for his novels, starting with the groundbreaking City of Night (1963). He is the recipient of PEN Center USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and The Publishing Triangle’s William Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. Among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature, Rechy is the author of over a dozen novels, nonfiction books, and plays, and has written essays for The NationLos Angeles Times Book ReviewWashington Post Book WorldThe Saturday ReviewNew York Times Book ReviewSan Francisco ChronicleThe Philadelphia InquirerDallas Morning NewsLondon MagazineEvergreen ReviewNew York MagazineThe AdvocateMother JonesPremiere, and many other national publications.


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Fifty Years of Rechy’s “City of Night”


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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.

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