Joy Horowitz

Joy Horowitz lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her books include Tessie and Pearlie: A Granddaughter’s Story and The Poisoning of an American High School.


The Emerging Genre of Slut Lit

The emerging genre of Slut Lit reminds us how women’s bodies have always been a sort of Rorschach test for society’s deeper anxieties about women’s roles....

Wild Literary Geographies

David Gessner gives us some hope, even as he provides a renewed understanding of the true vulnerability of the American West....

Breasts Are Us

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE STARING at mountains to remind us of breasts — their magnificence, their evolutionary brilliance, their voluptuous tug on ...

Deconstructing Wendy

This play unfolds, as so many contemporary dramas now do, over the medium of email....

Signs and Wonders

Read in tandem, Starr’s and Braudy’s books offer a concise but compelling reflection on California history....

The Sign

It is almost entirely abstract....

The Sign
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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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