Join us for the launch of J.L. Torres’ Migrations, winner of the inaugural Tomás Rivera Book Prize, presented in partnership between the Los Angeles Review of Books and UC Riverside. The inaugural prize was judged by best-selling author Luis Alberto Urrea.
Tuesday, June 1 at 12 pm – 1 pm PT
Pre-order Migrations through LARB Books.
ABOUT THE TOMÁS RIVERA BOOK PRIZE
The Tomás Rivera Book Prize is a unique partnership between the Los Angeles Review of Books and UC Riverside. 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. Known for his seminal collection of stories, …and the Earth Did Not Devour Him, Rivera was the first Latino Chancellor of the UC system and a champion of higher education and social justice. The Rivera Book Prize honors his legacy and his belief in the power of education, activism, and stories to change lives.