Maya Vinokour

Maya Vinokour is a writer, editor, and translator based in New York City. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Mathematics and German Studies from the University of Chicago. In 2011, she won Academia Rossica’s Young Translator Award, and in 2015 she received an Honorable Mention in the Ezra Pound Literary Translation contest at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-translator and co-editor (with Ainsley Morse and Maria Vassileva) of Linor Goralik’s Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview (Columbia University Press, 2017).


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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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