Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of The Education of Margot Sanchez. The novel was nominated for a 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adult Fiction by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Named a “2017 Face to Watch” by the Los Angeles Times, she is also a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner and a 2015 Clarion alumni with a Leonard Pung Memorial Scholarship. She has been awarded fellowships from PEN Center USA, A Room Of Her Own Foundation, and received a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation and the Speculative Literature Foundation. Her short story “Death Defiant Bomba” received honorable mention in Bellevue Literary Review‘s 2014 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by author Nathan Englander. Lilliam’s work has appeared in Tin House, Los Angeles Times, Latina, USA Today, and Los Angeles Review of Books, to name a few. Lilliam’s second novel, Dealing in Dreams, is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster, March, 2019.