Liesl Olson

Liesl Olson is the author of Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis (Yale U P, 2017) and Modernism and the Ordinary (Oxford U P, 2009).  She has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Newberry Library, where she is currently Director of Chicago Studies.


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Carl Sandburg’s Chicago: Stormy, Husky, Brawling at 100
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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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