Jennifer Oldham

Freelance journalist Jennifer Oldham’s work has appeared in USA Today, Delta’s Sky Magazine, Slate, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, The Denver Business Journal, and elsewhere. She formerly worked as a national correspondent for Bloomberg News and a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. She was part of a Bloomberg News team that won the Economic Journalism Award from the Institute on Political Journalism; a team at USA Today that won first prize for investigative reporting from the Education Writers Association; and a team at the Los Angeles Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 and 1994. She was named a Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Goldschmidt Fellow and a Knight Journalism Foundation Fellow.


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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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