Kathleen Sharp

Kathleen Sharp is an award-winning literary journalist and author of four books. Her latest book is Blood Medicine (Dutton/Penguin 2012), which Oprah Magazine selected as a Top Ten pick and which New Regency is developing into a feature film. Sharp helped turn another one of her books, Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood (Carroll & Graf), into the acclaimed film documentary, The Last Mogul, which was released theatrically by ThinkFilm (2005). A former Hollywood correspondent for the Boston Globe, she’s written for Parade, Playboy, and The New York Times Magazine among many others, and is the recipient of a writing fellowship from USC's Annenberg School of Communications. Sharp has consulted on several film projects, including TCM’s Moguls and Movie Stars, contributed to NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and is currently chairwoman of the True Thriller awards committee for the International Thriller Writers.


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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.

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

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