Ben Valentine

Ben Valentine is a writer currently living in Cambodia. Having worked for Hyperallergic and SFAQ as a staff writer, Ben now works independently, and has written and presented on art and culture around the world for a variety of publications and spaces such as Salon, The New Inquiry, SXSW, the Museum of the Moving Image, the de Young Museum, and more. Ben was once chased an elephant in Tanzania and can read children's books in Khmer, albeit slowly.

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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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