Athena Villard

Athena Villard is currently an Assistant Politics Editor at LARB as well as a Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (CSLC) Major at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Athena grew up in Manhattan, New York, but also spent two of her formative years living in Beirut, Lebanon. At Occidental, Athena is working to develop her CSLC senior comprehensive essay and, upon graduation in 2020, hopes to return to the East Coast and continue her career in editing.

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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.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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