Alizah Salario

Alizah Salario is a journalist and essayist. Her work has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, at the Poetry Foundation, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn.


Finding Order in Chaos

Barry Yourgrau is forced to confront his forever-mushrooming mess and, by extension, himself, in "Mess."...

The Prince of Brotherhood

Lucas Mann and David Payne on the grief memoir of losing a family member young and writing as healing....

Dialects by Design

Alison Lurie talks about "what people might see in buildings, and what they were saying to us."...

Unhappy in Its Own Way

Caeli Wolfson Widger takes on the reality of reality television in her debut novel, "Real Happy Family."...

The End of the Road

IN THE AGE OF GPS and Google Maps, traveling without a personal navigation system is almost passé. Pity those rare sojourners ...


2013 IN REVIEW: Rachel Kushner’s THE FLAMETHROWERS and Caleb Crain’s NECESSARY ERRORS       Trude Love: Alizah Salario on Eric ...

Trude Love

The Facades is not so much a whodunit as a whoamI....

Is the Internet the Novel’s Saving Grace?
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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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