Rex Weiner

Rex Weiner’s career as an editor, writer and publisher began with the underground press of the 1960s. As a staff reporter and feature article writer at Variety from 1992–’97, Weiner covered international film, film finance and entertainment technology. His column, Lost and Found, appeared weekly in the trade paper. His articles have been published in Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Observer, LA Weekly, Paris Review, and Rolling Stone Italia. He is one of the founding editors of High Times Magazine and was one of the first writers hired to launch the TV series, Miami Vice. He wrote and was Associate Producer of Forgotten Prisoners, The Amnesty Files, one of TNT’s first made-for feature movies. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Rex Weiner has lived in Los Angeles since 1981 and in the town of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where he is Executive Director and co-founder of the Todos Santos Writers Workshop.


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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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