Eric Newman

Eric Newman is a writer, critic and researcher whose work explores questions of race, belonging, identity and utopian imagination twentieth century queer American culture. A former reporter for Condé Nast and Nielsen Business Media, he is currently the Gender & Sexuality editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books, co-host and executive producer of the LARB Radio Hour on KPFK LA 90.7FM, and a lecturer in English at UCLA. He lives in Santa Monica.


Pointing to the Trap

LARB gender and sexuality editor Eric Newman considers “Females” by Andrea Long Chu....

The Feels of Friendship

Korean dramas have refreshing views of same-sex friendship, but do their gains depend on a gay retreat to the closet?...

Republic of Trauma

Roxane Gay has written an important and unforgettable new novel that expertly navigates the emotional terrain between captivity and freedom, trauma and healing, the personal and the political....

Republic of Trauma
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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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