Suhasini Yeeda

Suhasini Yeeda is a first generation Indian-American born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2015. Recently, she published “Original Skin” in The Indian Review. Her debut piece, “Dream State,” featured in Madcap Review's Issue 4, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize XLI, The Best American Short Stories, and Best of the Net. She lives in Los Angeles and is currently at work on a collection of short stories centered on  immigration, U.S. history, and what it means exactly to be an American. 

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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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