Matthew Specktor

Matthew Specktor is the author of the novels American Dream Machine and That Summertime Sound, as well as a nonfiction book of film criticism. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesHarper’s, the Paris ReviewTin House, and many other periodicals and anthologies. He has recently been at work adapting American Dream Machine for FX Networks. Photo by Lisa Jane Persky.


Pure Fruit

Katherine Taylor discusses her writing process, the autobiographical nature of writing, and the inspiration in California's Central Valley....

Halloween Fiction Roundtable

LOOK BEYOND THE CANDY AND COSTUMES  — Halloween is a storyteller’s holiday. We fear the witch, the goblin, the ghost, because ...

Impersonating Ourselves

It's no wonder that we are often confused by impostors, delighted by sock puppets, and relieved — most of us, anyway — that we remain singular....

The Cows: A Rumination

The Cows seems particularly playful, gentle. Her consciousness here bristles, stirs, even strains, but it rarely furrows or breaks....

Mr. Sublimation
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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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