Peter Birkenhead

Peter Birkenhead is a writer living in Washington, DC. His memoir Gonville was published in 2010.


Fortune’s Fool

Peter Birkenhead reviews Terry Alford's biography of John Wilkes Booth....

Lost and Found

"Remember Me Like This" closes with an epilogue that evokes the book’s most arresting and indelible image: of four terrified and broken creatures seated around a kitchen table, moved by an impulse beyond their comprehension to reach for each other’s hands, close their eyes, and bow their heads....

The Birth of the Cool: Leo Braudy’s Memoir of the 1950s
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Tomás Rivera Book PrizeSubmit your manuscript to be entered to win

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.

AWARD: $1,000 prize, publication of manuscript by LARB Libros, and ten copies. Additionally, winner will receive a stipend to assist with travel to Southern California for a reading and book signing at UC Riverside during Writers Week.

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020. Apply via Submittable Here.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.