Derek Maus

Derek C. Maus is Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York College at Potsdam, where he teaches an abundance of literature courses on topics ranging from science fiction and mythology to women's writing on war and exile. His research predominantly focuses on satire, including subversive satire by both Russian and American writers during the Cold War, contemporary African American satire in a range of media, and the works of individual satirists such as Nikolai Gogol, Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Pynchon, and Colson Whitehead. He has also co-edited a collection of scholarly essays on the works of Walter Mosley that was published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2008.


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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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