Martin J. Smith

Martin J. Smith is a journalist, magazine editor, and winner of more than 40 newspaper and magazine writing awards. A former senior editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine and Orange Coast, the magazine of Orange County, he’s the author of four critically acclaimed suspense thrillers and three nonfiction books, including The Wild Duck Chase, upon which the 2016 documentary film The Million Dollar Duck is based. He lives in Granby, Colorado.


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Second Chances: The Essays of Martin J. Smith


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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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