Tom Zoellner

Tom Zoellner is the author of five nonfiction books, including Train: Riding the Rails that Created the Modern World. He is the co-author of The New York Times bestselling book An Ordinary Man, and his book Uranium won the 2011 Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The Atlantic, TimeForeign Policy, Departures, The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, the Oxford American, and many other places. An Associate Professor of English at Chapman University, he lives in downtown Los Angeles.


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The Orange Industrial Complex

Orange County’s local distinctions can be traced to the time when the orange was monocultured king, and the local economy arranged around it....


The Golden Muse

A brief survey of gold mining literature across the Americas....



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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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