Pat Barker

Pat Barker was born in 1943. She is the author of Union Street, Blow Your House Down, The Century’s Daughter, The Man Who Wasn’t There, the Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, and The Ghost Road), Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, and the Life Class Trilogy (Life Class, Toby’s Room, and Noonday). She lives in Durham.


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The Comfort of War: Pat Barker’s World War II Trilogy


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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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