Michael Harris

Michael Harris was a reporter and editor for several West Coast newspapers, including the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Riverside Press-Enterprise, and the Los Angeles Times. He has an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and reviewed books for the Times for more than 20 years. Now retired, he has written four novels of his own and is working on a fifth. He lives in Long Beach.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

The Danger of Amnesia: John Shannon’s “The Taking of the Waters”
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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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