Mrs. Lilliam Rivera

California, United States

Member Since: 10/18/2013

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of The Education of Margot Sanchez, a contemporary young adult novel available now from Simon & Schuster. Recently named a "2017 Face to Watch" by the Los Angeles Times, Lilliam's work has appeared in Tin HouseLenny Letter, and Los Angeles Times, to name a few. She lives in Los Angeles where she’s completing her second novel.


Twitter Username: @lilliamr


  • Elizabeth George Foundation Writing Grant(2015)
  • Pen Parentis Fellowship, Honorable Mention(2014)
  • WC&C Scholarship Competition, Finalist(2014)
  • Bellevue Literary Review's Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, Honorable Mention(2013)
  • 2013 The Enchanted Land Fellowship(2013)
  • 2013 Emerging Voices Fellowship(2013)
  • Leonard Pung Memorial Scholarship(2015)
  • Pushcart Prize XL(2015)
  • Speculative Literature Foundation Working-Class Grant(2016)


  • Program Coordinator for Emerging Voices Fellowship at PEN Center USA (September 2013 - June 2015)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Children's literature