Marc Cooper

Marc Cooper, associate professor and director of Annenberg Digital News at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, has covered upheavals in Europe and Latin America, wars in the Middle East, and several US presidential campaigns. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, Playboy, The Nation, and the Washington Post. He is a former columnist and senior editor for the LA Weekly. An early practitioner of the new media, he founded in 2004. In the 2008 presidential campaign, he was senior editor and special correspondent for The Huffington Post and editor of its OffTheBus project. Cooper has produced or reported for CBS News, PBS Frontline, NBC, Pacifica Radio, and the CBC and BBC radio services. He is a contributing editor to The Nation and former host of the nationally syndicated Radio Nation. Among his books are the bestselling Pinochet and Me, a memoir of his stint as translator for Chilean President Salvador Allende. Awards include an Armstrong Memorial Award and a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award.


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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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