Stephen Narain

Stephen Narain was raised in the Bahamas and holds Guyanese and American passports. A graduate of Harvard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he won a John Thouron Prize for Study at the University of Cambridge, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, and grants from the Vermont Studio Center, the Corporation of Yaddo, and Aspen Summer Words. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Caribbean Review of Books, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and McSweeney’s anthology of Caribbean fiction, edited by Marlon James. A recipient of the 2010 Small Axe Fiction Prize and the 2014 Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing, in 2012 he was selected for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s New Talent Showcase, spotlighting the best emerging Caribbean writers. He is currently at work on a novel, as well as a book of essays and conversations examining cultural change in the post-independence Caribbean. He lives in Florida.


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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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