Rayyan Al-Shawaf

Rayyan Al-Shawaf is a book critic and editor based in Malta. His reviews and essays have appeared in the Boston GlobeChristian Science MonitorGlobe and Mail, Miami HeraldPopMatters, San Francisco Chronicle, Toronto StarTruthdigWashin​gton Post, and elsewhere. His debut novel, When All Else Fails, was recently published by Interlink Books.


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A Chaotic Chronicle

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Jessica Valenti’s memoir “Sex Object”....


Upbringing Is All

Daphne Merkin: “For people who have never had a childhood, being a grown-up isn’t where the glamour is.”...


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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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