by Daniel Olivas


Life has been a bit busier than usual of late. Not only has my day job revved up a notch or two, I have the great fortune to have two books coming out this year. My short-story collection, The King of Lighting Fixtures, will be released by the University of Arizona Press in September. Here is the cover which incorporates a wonderfully evocative painting by the great Eloy Torrez.

And here are some lovely back-cover blurbs for my story collection:

“A sharp, smart collection punctuated with inventiveness and wit: in the ongoing effort to depict Los Angeles as lit by something other than the glare of Hollywood, Daniel Olivas reminds us that the vast topography of the entire city and its neighborhoods are vibrant with their own unique electricities.”—Manuel Muñoz, author of What You See in the Dark

“Comic, wry, very Angeleno, and essential Southern California.”—Susan Straight, author of Between Heaven and Here

“The short story is a delicate artifact and Olivas knows it: the right balance is achieved only if what is said is in harmony with what is left unmentioned. His Los Angeles is not only from bottom up but from east to west and from south to north.”—Ilan Stavans, author of On Borrowed Words Read Rest of Article Here



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