John Romano

John Romano is a freelance writer of literary criticism, memoir, television, and film. He is the author of Dickens and Reality, his screenplays include The Lincoln Lawyer and Intolerable Cruelty, and his story "The Book of Summer" appears in the Yale Review this April. He has taught recently at USC, and formerly at Columbia.  


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Acting with Integrity

Ralph Fiennes has finely crafted an honest film about Dickens's sometimes callousness toward the opposite sex....


Culture War

The only way to get to real cultural diversity is to tell stories in which the diversity is real....


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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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