Désirée Zamorano

Désirée Zamorano is a California-based short story writer, novelist, and playwright. She is the author of the novels Modern Cons, Human Cargo, and, most recently, The Amado Women.


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Terribly Plausible

Désirée Zamorano reviews “Black Swan Rising” by Lisa Brackmann....


Blood Suckers

On “A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising” by Raymond A. Villareal....


A Better Future

Désirée Zamorano interviews Sara Gran about her new novel, “The Infinite Blacktop.”...


Reverberations

Désirée Zamorano reviews “These Violent Delights” by Victoria Namkung....


Hollywood Sleuth

Désirée Zamorano reviews “Hollywood Homicide” by Kellye Garrett....


Her Stoic Ferocity

Désirée Zamorano reviews “Murder on the Red River” by Marcie R. Rendon....


No Safe Space

Désirée Zamorano talks to Sheena Kamal about the first novel in her trilogy, “The Lost Ones.”...


That Political Charge

Désirée Zamorano interviews Aya de León about her debut novel “Uptown Thief.”...


A Complicated Canada

In "The Language of Secrets," Ausma Zehanat Khan vividly shares a complicated Canada few of us, with our naïve perceptions, pause to consider....


Purple Gold

Mark Anderson obliterated a mind-boggling $250 million dollars’ worth of wines....



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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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