Daniel Olivas

Los Angeles, CA
(213) 425-3991

Author's Bio

Daniel is the author of six books and editor of the anthology, "Latinos in Lotusland" (Bilingual Press, 2008). He has written for many literary journals and for other publications such as The New York Times, El Paso Times, Los Angeles Times, Jewish Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, and High Country News. Daniel shares blogging duties on La Bloga, which is dedicated to Chicano/a and Latino/a literature. He earned his degree in English literature from Stanford University, and law degree from UCLA. By day, Daniel is an attorney with the California Department of Justice in the Public Rights Division. On Twitter @olivasdan.

Publications and Prizes

Anywhere But L.A.: Stories
(Bilingual Review Press, 2009)
, Assumption and Other Stories
(Bilingual Review Press, 2003)
, Benjamin and the Word
(Arte Publico Press, 2005)
, Devil Talk: Stories
(Bilingual Review Press, 2004)
, The Book of Want: A Novel
(University of Arizona Press, 2011)
, The Courtship of Maria Rivera Pena
(Silver Lake Publishing, 2000)
(Bilingual Review Press, 2001)
, Hint Fiction
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
, Love to Mama
(Lee & Low Books, 2001)
, Nemeton: A Fables Anthology
(Silver Lake Publishing, 2000)
, New California Writing
(Heyday Books, 2012)
, Sudden Fiction Latino
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
, Sudden Fiction Latino
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
, You Have Time for This
(Ooligan Press, 2007)
Exquisite Corpse, Fairy Tale Review, MacGuffin, Pacific Review, Pank, Red River Review, Thema, Web del Sol
Prizes Won: 
Awarded the Silver Medal for Multicultural Adult Fiction, 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards; First Place winner, Romantic Comedy category, 2012 Latino Books into Movies contest; Semifinalist, Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award; Honorable Mention, International Latino Book Awards, Best Popular Fiction - English.

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA
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Last updated: Jul 06, 2017