Russell Williams

Russell Williams is a writer and researcher. His work explores the contemporary French novel and he teaches literature at the American University of Paris.


The Psychedelic Phenomenon

"Psychedelia and Other Colours" is an opportunity, in the midst of its current commercial march, to reflect on what we really mean by psychedelic....

The Real Paris

Jérémie Guez's "Eyes Full of Empty" is worth a read, for the acutely drawn window it provides on the contemporary metropolitan French experience....

Against Happiness

Nikolaj Lübecker's exploration of "The Feel-Bad Film" outlines a theoretical approach to films that allows us to stress their value, and highlight their implicit critique....

The Série Noire and Social Intervention
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Tomás Rivera Book PrizeSubmit your manuscript to be entered to win

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.

AWARD: $1,000 prize, publication of manuscript by LARB Libros, and ten copies. Additionally, winner will receive a stipend to assist with travel to Southern California for a reading and book signing at UC Riverside during Writers Week.

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020. Apply via Submittable Here.

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

Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.