Magdalena Edwards

Magdalena Edwards is a Chilean-born writer, translator, and actor. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Boston Review, The Millions, and El Mercurio. Her translation, with Benjamin Moser, of Clarice Lispector’s novel The Chandelier appeared from New Directions in 2018. She is completing a manuscript titled “In the Name of the Body: Traveling with Elizabeth Bishop, Clarice Lispector, and Raúl Zurita.” Her one-woman show I Wanna Be Robert De Niro, which she wrote and produced with Zoom & Emar, premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2017. Magdalena holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA and a BA in Social Studies from Harvard.


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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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