Victoria Namkung

Victoria Namkung is a Los Angeles-based author, journalist, essayist, and cultural commentator. Her writing has been featured in The New York TimesLos Angeles TimesNBC NewsVICEWashington PostUSA Today, and InStyle, among other publications. She's the author of the 2015 romantic thriller, The Things We Tell Ourselves, and These Violent Delights, a novel about illicit teacher and student relationships and the aftermath of sexual abuse.

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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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