Family secret inspires new novel by UC Riverside’s Kate Anger
A story about coming-of-age, betrayal, and revenge, ‘The Shinnery’ is inspired by the author’s family history and a trial that shook 1890s Texas.
Personal stories on sexual abuse, self-worth, and academia
Associate Professor Victoria Reyes published her new book, “Academic Outsider: Stories of Exclusion and Hope.”
‘Forbidden City’ shines light on Mao Zedong’s dancing girls
Vanessa Hua’s latest novel "Forbidden City" explores the little-known history and influence of the teenage revolutionaries in Chairman Mao’s inner circle
Good fence libraries make good neighbors
UCR author Susan Straight’s fence library continues to serve a Riverside community disproportionately affected by the coronavirus
Afrofuturist comics and writing ‘in a time of great calamity’
Nalo Hopkinson and John Jennings to discuss their recent graphic novels and the importance of black speculative fiction at June 25 event
Author Susan Straight featured in Alta Asks Live
Straight joined writer and critic Heather Scott Partington for a live chat about writing, teaching, and calling Riverside home
Nineteen UCR authors offer their top picks for books to read while sheltering in place
Renowned mystery writer Walter Mosley to headline UC Riverside’s 43rd annual Writers Week
The 43rd annual Writers Week, California’s longest-running free literary event, is heading to UC Riverside, bringing a diverse array of emerging and established authors to the Inland Empire Feb. 10-14.
‘In the Country of Women’ celebrates the ‘love of thousands’
Straight’s new memoir, published Aug. 6, extols the strength and resiliency of six generations of women
New movie aims to foster change in a broken system
“I Am Somebody’s Child,” a film based on UCR alumna Regina Louise’s memoir about growing up in foster care, premieres April 20 on Lifetime
Join UCR faculty and alumni at the LA Times Festival of Books
Attend panel discussions and book signings featuring UCR writers at the USC campus April 13-14.
Being ‘Other’ in America
When Nora Guerraoui receives word her father has been killed in an apparent hit-and-run, she is forced to return to the small California desert town she left behind and contend with the many memories she’s tried to forget. So sets the stage of “The Other Americans,” the latest novel by...
UCR poet wins 2018 American Book Award
There was a time when Rachelle Cruz, M.F.A. ’12, had all but given up on getting her poetry collection published. A 10-year labor of love, she recalled sending out “God’s Will for Monsters” 20-25 times before taking a two-year break from her attempts. As a last-ditch effort, Cruz submitted her...
New poetry collection explores life’s questions, great and small
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — How do you encapsulate several decades of your life? That was the question for Maurya Simon, professor emerita in the Department of Creative Writing and professor of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Riverside, while putting together her newest book, “The Wilderness: New &...
A mother’s greatest nightmare: Susan Straight broaches school shootings
As of March 8, there have been 14 school shootings so far this year. Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., 756 copycat threats have been made targeting schools across the country. For author Susan Straight — and many others around the nation...