Richard Rayner

Richard Rayner is the author of nine books, both fiction and non-fiction, most recently A Bright and Guilty Place, a history of certain true crimes in L.A. in the late 1920s and 1930s. He has published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. He writes a regular column for The Los Angeles Review of Books and teaches in the Masters of Professional Writing Program at USC.



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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.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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