Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani’s new story collection The Fifth Lash and Other Stories, focusing on Pakistan, has just been longlisted for the 2013 Frank O’Connor international short story award. His other books include My Tranquil War and Other Poems (2012), Against the Workshop (2011), Anatolia and Other Stories (2009), and the forthcoming novel Karachi Raj (2013). His work appears in The Georgia Review, Southwest Review, The Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, The Threepenny Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Epoch, Agni, Fence, The Times Literary Supplement, The London Magazine, The Cambridge Quarterly, and many other journals. He won a 2012 Pushcart Prize, and is currently writing a novel called Abruzzi, 1936 and a book called Plastic Realism: Neoliberal Discourse in the New American Novel


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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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