Alexis Levitin

Alexis Levitin, a professor of English at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, translates works from Portugal, Brazil, and Ecuador. His 40 books of translation include Clarice Lispector’s Soulstorm and Eugénio de Andrade’s Forbidden Words, both from New Directions Publishing. In 2009, he edited Brazil: A Traveler’s Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press). More recent books include Blood of the Sun by Brazil’s Salgado Maranhão (Milkweed Editions, 2012), The Art of Patience by Portugal’s Eugénio de Andrade (Red Dragonfly Press, 2013), Tobacco Dogs by Ecuador’s Ana Minga (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2013), 28 Portuguese Poets (with Richard Zenith; Dedalus Press, 2015), Destruction in the Afternoon by Ecuador’s Santiago Vizcaíno (Diálogos Books, 2015), Exemplary Tales by Portugal’s leading woman writer, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Tagus Press, 2015), and Tiger Fur by Salgado Maranhão (White Pine Press, 2015).


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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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