William Giraldi

William Giraldi is author of the novels Busy Monsters and Hold the Dark, the memoir The Hero's Body, and an essay collection, American Audacity. He is an editor for the journal AGNI at Boston University.


A Critic’s Ars Poetica

William Giraldi, author of “American Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring,” presents his critical ars poetica....

The Hedonist

William Giraldi reviews a biography on the paradoxical, hedonistic, and fascinating Carl Van Vechten....

Waiting for Padgett

IN HIS SEMINAL 1961 work The Theater of the Absurd, Martin Esslin warns against reductive attempts to demystify Waiting for Godot, ...

Eden of Clowns

"You've probably heard the news: We Americans are a mob of dipshits."...

Eden of Clowns
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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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