Mathilde Walter Clark

Mathilde Walter Clark is a writer of novels, short stories and essays. Her most recent publications include the novels Cast (2012)and Priapus (2010), the short story collection Grim Stories (2011) and a genre-bending art book, Patron Wanted (2013), which documents her year-long performance of the same name via e-mails, letters, photos and film. Her short fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Absinthe, Chattahoochee Review and The Literary Review. In 2006 she was awarded the prestigious Three Year Scholarship from the Danish Art Foundation. Her father is American, her mother Danish. She lives in Copenhagen, where she is currently at work on a novel. Visit her at


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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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