Jordan Elgrably

Jordan Elgrably is a Franco-American writer of Moroccan-Lithuanian heritage, currently on sabbatical from The Markaz, a cultural arts center for the Middle East and North Africa he cofounded in 2001. His work has appeared widely in anthologies and periodicals including The Best of Writers at Work, The Burning Library, The Paris Review, Salmagundi, The Truth About the Fact, Al Jadid, Al Jazeera, and Alternet. He's at work on a novel about Syrian refugees in Los Angeles, and a study of cultural commuters and conflict resolution.


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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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