Monday, April 12, 2010

"Anywhere But L.A." at Metropolis Books

Please come join me at Metropolis Books this Saturday for a reading and book signing of my new story collection, Anywhere But L.A. (Bilingual Press).

DATE: Saturday, April 17
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Metropolis Books, 440 S. Main St., L.A. 90013
CONTACT: 213-612-0174
MORE INFO: Click here

Praise for Anywhere But L.A.:

"Like the cities they describe, the stories in Anywhere But L.A. shift and slide and refuse to be pinned down. Daniel Olivas is an exciting writer, whose prose rings with humor, insight, and power." -- Daniel Alarcón, author of Lost City Radio and War by Candlelight

"Funny yet touching, these skillfully rendered characters remind us of our own vulnerability. Individually, the stories are punchy and sharp; collectively, the stories create a colorful mural of a thriving Latino community." -- Kathleen de Azevedo, author of Samba Dreamers

"Daniel Olivas has mastered the knack of telling intricate tales that are natural, never labored, and a genuine pleasure to read." -- Manuel Ramos, author of The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

"Olivas is a writer who will take risks and surprise you. His stories delve into the topical themes of Latino and Chicano literature and beyond." -- Sergio Troncoso, El Paso Times (Read full review here)

"Anywhere But L.A. completes a satisfying California trilogy that observes, interacts and imagines the many dimensions of the American Southwest through an honest and genuine lens." -- Rigoberto Gonzalez, My Latino Voice (Read full review here)

[A LITTLE NOTE: I had a wonderful time at AWP in Denver seeing so many of La Bloga’s readers as well as fellow blogueros y blogueras. I enjoyed going to the many panels that had great gente writers reading and discussing their work. I also had fun moderating the panel on Sudden Fiction Latino (W. W. Norton), edited by Ray Gonzalez, Robert Shapard and James Thomas. I note that the anthology has received some very nice reviews including over at My Latino Voice and the San Francisco Chronicle. I apologize for such a short post today but I got back to L.A. pretty exhausted on Saturday night and then we did our taxes all day Sunday. I have a couple of great author interviews coming up in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.]

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