Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Lynne Sharon Schwartz is the author of the novels Disturbances in the Field, Leaving Brooklyn, and Two-Part Inventions, among other works of fiction and nonfiction. Her third collection of poems, No Way Out But Through, will be published in the spring by the University of Pittsburgh Press.


Text and Texture

Great works of fiction have a consistency, a firmness and density that can be touched....

Sitting Up with the Dead

Lynne Sharon Schwartz on "Cockroaches," Scholastique Mukasonga's look at the Rwandan genocide....

From Objective to Subjective

WERE SHIRLEY HAZZARD not the extraordinary novelist that she is, one might wonder what is the raison d’être of the ...

The Evolution of a Writer
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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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