Heather Scott Partington

Heather Scott Partington is a writer, teacher, and book critic. She is a recipient of the Emerging Critic Fellowship from the National Book Critics Circle. Her writing appears at The New York Times Book ReviewThe Los Angeles TimesLas Vegas Weekly, and Electric Literature. Heather teaches high school English and lives in Elk Grove, California, with her husband and two kids.


A Safe Place

Heather Scott Partington on Yiyun Li's "Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You in Your Life."...

Fog Chaser

On fog, memory, San Francisco, and Kyle Boelte's memoir....

True Believers

Heather Scott Partington goes looking for God with memoirists Sara Miles and Megan Hustad....

True Believers
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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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