Daniel Olivas

Daniel Olivas, a second-generation Angeleno, is the author of nine books including, most recently, The King of Lighting Fixtures: Stories (University of Arizona Press), and Crossing the Border: Collected Poems (Pact Press). He is the editor of the anthology Latinos in Lotusland (Bilingual Press), and co-editor of The Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles (Tía Chucha Press). Widely anthologized, he has also written for the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, El Paso TimesJewish JournalLa Bloga, and many other print and online publications. By day, Olivas is a supervising deputy attorney general in the Public Rights Division of the California Department of Justice. He and his wife make their home in Los Angeles, and they have an adult son.


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Three Questions for Ramón García

IN 2007, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Press, published its first title ...


Three Questions for Alvaro Huerta

As social scientists and public intellectuals concerned with the plight of those on the bottom, Alvaro Huerta says, we need to think big and bold....


The Second Act of Alex Espinoza

ALEX ESPINOZA, the youngest of 11 children, was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from the ...



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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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