The King of Lighting Fixtures
September 16, 2017, 8 pm @ Other Books LA
“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 A. Olivas
reminds us that the vast topography of the entire city and its
neighborhoods are vibrant with their own unique electricities."  
Manuel Muñoz  “Comic, wry, very Angeleno, and essential
Southern California."  
Susan Straight  "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
Daniel A. Olivas is the author of nine books and editor of
two anthologies
including The Book of Want (University of
Arizona Press, 2011), the landmark anthology,
Latinos in
(Bilingual Press, 2008) and Things We Do Not
Talk About: Exploring Latino/a Literature through Essays
and Interviews
(San Diego State University Press, 2014).  
Widely anthologized, he has written for many publications
The New York Times, El Paso Times, Los
Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books,
Huffington Post, High Country News, LAObserved
Jewish Journal. Olivas' writing has appeared many literary
journals including
PANK, Pilgrimage, Fairy Tale Review,
MacGuffin, New Madrid
and The Prairie Schooner Blog.
He shares blogging duties on
La Bloga which is dedicated to
Chicanx and Latinx literature.
The grandson of Mexican
he grew up near the Pico-Union and Koreatown
neighborhoods of Los Angeles
and now makes his home
northeast of downtown Los Angeles with his wife. They have
an adult son who is a proud graduate of UCLA. O
received his degree in English literature from Stanford
University and law degree from UCLA. By day, he is an
attorney with the California Department of Justice in the Public
Rights Division
Daniel A. Olivas

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