Mark Harman

A native of Dublin, Mark Harman is professor of English and German at Elizabethtown College, where he also holds the College Chair of International Studies. He has translated various German-language authors, including Kafka — Harman’s rendering of The Castle (Schocken) won the first Lois Roth Award of the Modern Language Association — Rilke, Hesse, Robert Walser, and is currently completing a volume of annotated Kafka translations. His writing on Irish and German literature has appeared in publications ranging from The Irish Times, Los Angeles Times, and Philadelphia Inquirer to The Times Literary Supplement, Sewanee Review, New Hibernia Review, and Sinn und Form (Berlin).


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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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