Dina Nayeri

Dina Nayeri was born in Iran during the revolution and arrived in America when she was 10 years old. She is the winner of the UNESCO City of Literature Paul Engle Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts literature grant, as well as a finalist for the Rome Prize and a Granta New Voices Project pick. Nayeri is the author of two novels — Refuge and A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea — and her work has been translated into fourteen languages and published in The New York Times, the GuardianThe Wall Street JournalGrantaThe Best American Short StoriesThe O. Henry Prize Stories, and many other publications. The Ungrateful Refugee is her first book of nonfiction. A graduate of Princeton, Harvard, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she lives in London.


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Immigrant Worries: On the New World Novels of Dina Nayeri and Jessica Soffer


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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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