Alex Norcia

Alex Norcia lives in Brooklyn, and his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The MillionsElectric LiteratureThe RumpusSlantWord Riot, Eclectica, and elsewhere. His day job is at night: he works in the evening as a News Assistant on the International desk at The New York Times.


Pure Jersey

Alex Norcia talks to William Giraldi about his new memoir, "The Hero's Body," and what it means to grow up in New Jersey....

The Nine-Fingered Man

"The Other Joseph" is meticulously structured as a book within a book, a journey of two brothers from Louisiana who live their adult lives apart....

The Fame Conspirators

"The Ghost Network," Catie Disabato's innovative and troubling debut novel, takes seriously the idea of a celebrity conspiracy theory....

War of the Imagination

The book’s title may at first sound like the name of a death metal band, but "The Infernal" is likely a portmanteau of "inferno" and "internal": an internalized and self-made hell-on-earth....

A Wishful Fear and a Fearful Wish
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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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