Olivas, Daniel

Daniel Olivas

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of six books, including The Book of Want: A Novel, and Anywhere But L.A.: Stories.  He is also the editor of Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature, which collects sixty years of Los Angeles fiction by Latino/a writers.  Olivas has been widely anthologized including in two Norton anthologies: Sudden Fiction Latino and Hint Fiction.  An excerpt of his novel, The Book of Want, appears in New California Writing 2012 recently published by Heyday Books.

Olivas received a degree in English literature from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.  Since 1990, he has practiced law with the California Department of Justice’s Public Rights Division where he is now a supervising attorney in the Consumer Law Section.  Olivas shares blogging duties on La Bloga which is dedicated to Chicano/a and Latino/a literature.  He makes his home in the San Fernando Valley with his wife and son.

Contact:   www.danielolivas.com

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