Olivia Clare

Olivia Clare is the author of a book of poems, The 26-Hour Day. Her book of short stories, Disasters in the First World, is out from Grove Atlantic in June 2017. She is the recipient of a 2014 Rona Jaffe Award for her fiction. Her stories and poems have appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories, Granta, n+1, Boston Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She holds master’s degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Southern California, as well as a PhD from the University of Nevada. She is an assistant professor in Creative Writing at Sam Houston State University.


Idra Novey, Hannah Sanghee Park, Gregory Pardlo, and Mark Richard Talk to Olivia Clare About Multiple Genres
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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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