Contributor

Daniel A. Olivas

Chicano author of fiction, poetry, essays and book reviews

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of seven books including the award-winning novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Book-Want-Novel-Daniel-Olivas/dp/0816528993/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8" target="_hplink">The Book of Want</a></em> (University of Arizona Press), and <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Things-We-Not-Talk-About/dp/193853705X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1401086080&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=things+we+do+not+talk+about+daniel+a.+olivas" target="_hplink">Things We Do Not Talk About: Exploring Latino/a Literature through Essays and Interviews</a></em> (San Diego State University Press). He is editor of the landmark anthology, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Latinos-Lotusland-Contemporary-California-Literature/dp/1931010471/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8" target="_hplink">Latinos in Lotusland</a></em> (Bilingual Press), which brings together 60 years of Los Angeles fiction by Latino/a writers. Olivas has written for many publications including <em>The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, El Paso Times, Los Angeles Times, High Country News, Jewish Journal, California Lawyer</em>, among others. He earned his degree in English literature from Stanford University, and law degree from UCLA. Olivas shares blogging duties at <em><a href="http://labloga.blogspot.com/" target="_hplink">La Bloga</a></em> which is dedicated to covering Latino/a literature. He makes his home in Los Angeles with his wife and son. Website: <a href="http://danielolivas.com" target="_hplink">DanielOlivas.com</a>. Follow him on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/olivasdan" target="_hplink">@olivasdan</a>.