Katie Orphan

Katie Orphan is a manager at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles and author of the forthcoming book Read Me L.A.from Prospect Park. Prior to selling books for a living, she graduated from the University of Sheffield and Whitworth University, where her advisors turned a passion for literary tourism into a serious pursuit. When not reading and recommending books, Katie can be found with her family, on a hiking trail, or traveling wherever she can.

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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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