John Irwin

John Irwin is the Decker Professor in the Humanities and Professor in the Writing Seminars and the English Department at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Double and Incest/Repetition and Revenge: A Speculative Reading of Faulkner (1975), American Hieroglyphics: The Symbol of the Egyptian Hieroglyphic in the American Renaissance (1980), and Mystery to a Solution: Poe, Borges, and the Analytical Detective Story (1994), as well as the author of two books of poetry, The Heisenberg Variations (1975) and Just Let Me Say This About That (1998). His forthcoming book on F. Scott Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction: “An Almost Theatrical Innocence, is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins Press in 2014. 


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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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