Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is The New York Times best-selling author of 10 novels, including The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California.


Jonathan Lethem, the Elephant Man

What "Lucky Alan" underscores about Jonathan Lethem, and what sets him apart from the rest of the herd, is his ability to speak to multiple interpretive communities at the same time....

The Exegete

Crazy people generally don’t know they’re crazy and Dick’s abiding awareness of the dubious nature of his visions makes him at worst a pathetic figure...

Half Termite, Half Elephant

A shotgun blast of multitentacled musings, it splatters the author's obsessions across the cultural landscape...

A Wilderness of Contradictions: On Soft Skull’s Deep Focus Series

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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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