Matias Viegener

Matias Viegener is a writer, critic, and artist, and is the director of the Kathy Acker Literary Trust. He is the author of 2500 Random Things About Me Too, editor of several anthologies, and author of a forthcoming chapbook on Acker from Guillotine Press. He recently completed Acker’s unfinished dramatic piece, Requiem, which has yet to be produced. He was a close friend of Acker’s and took care of her as she was dying of breast cancer in Tijuana, Mexico, one of the many events covered in After Kathy Acker. He and Kraus have known each other longer now than he knew Kathy Acker.


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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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