Tucson Festival of Books

Daniel A. Olivas (he/him/his)



Susan Formaker

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of fiction, nonfiction, plays and poetry including, "My Chicano Heart: New and Collected Stories of Love and Other Transgressions" (University of Nevada Press, 2024), "Chicano Frankenstein: A Novel" (Forest Avenue Press, 2024), "How to Date a Flying Mexican: New and Collected Stories" (University of Nevada Press, 2022) and "Crossing the Border: Collected Poems" (Pacht Press, 2017). He is also the editor of the landmark "Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature" (Bilingual Press, 2008), which brings together 60 years of Los Angeles fiction by Latinx writers. Olivas has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, Alta Journal and Latino Book Review. He majored in English literature at Stanford University and earned his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Olivas is an attorney and makes his home in Southern California.

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Awards: Semi-finalist, Blue Ink Play Award, American Blues Theater (2021); Honorable Mention, International Latino Book Awards (2015); Silver Medal, Independent Publisher Book Awards (2012)


Scheduled events:
Indie Authors - Adult Fiction and Nonfiction

Book:
Chicano Frankenstein: A Novel
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Forest Avenue Press
March 2024
ISBN 9781942436591