Nancy Spiller

Nancy Spiller is the Los Angeles–based author of Entertaining Disasters: A Novel (with recipes) (Counterpoint, 2009) and Compromise Cake: Lessons Learned From My Mother’s Recipe Box (Counterpoint, 2013). She is also an artist, recovering journalist, and instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. For more information please visit Twitter handle: @nancyspiller.


The Bible According to Dr. Mary

"The medieval argument for God’s existence is God defined as that which there is nothing greater than ... I think it’s a cogent argument 700 years later."...

Ten Commandments of Writing

Nancy Spiller and Karen E. Bender discuss being an outsider, the role of literary fiction for modern readers, and the 10 commandments of writing....

Les Plesko, 1954 – 2013

LES PLESKO It is with enormous sadness that I tell you that Les Plesko, one of UCLA Extension Writers’ Program’s ...

Les Plesko, 1954 – 2013
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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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