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Daniel Olivas

We are proud to present Daniel Olivas,

Chicano magical realist and author of

the story collection, Devil Talk.

What Critics Have To Say

"Provocative and edgy, Devil Talk projects Mexican folklore
and Chicano culture into the twenty-first century with bizarre
twists and turns throughout."
~ Multicultural Review

"By bringing his real-life experience to his fiction,
Olivas creates characters who ring true."
~ Stanford Magazine

"Anything can happen in one of Daniel Olivas's stories.
These are disorienting, sometimes disturbing, but always
entertaining tales told by a master folk-teller who knows
we would much rather listen to the devil talk
than hear an angel sing."
~ Rob Johnson, editor, Fantasmas

Click here to read an interview with the author ~

Click here to read After the Revolution


A B O U T    D A N I E L    O L I V A S
DANIEL OLIVAS is the author of Devil Talk: Stories (2005: Bilingual Press), Assumption and Other Stories (2003: Bilingual Press), The Courtship of Maria Rivera Pena (2000: Silver Lake Publishing) and his children's book, Benjamin and the Word (2005: Arte Publico Press).

His writing has appeared in several anthologies, including Love to Mama (Lee & Low Books), Fantasmas (Bilingual Press) and Nemeton: A Fables Anthology (Silver Lake Publishing).

Olivas's work has also been published in Concrete Wolf, Exquisite Corpse, Facets Magazine, Homestead Review, Jewish Journal, LatinoLA, The Los Angeles Times, The MacGuffin, MindKites, The New Journal, Octavo, Outsider Ink, Pacific Review, The Paumanok Review, Raven Chronicles, Red River Review, The Sidewalk's End, Southern Cross Review, Tattoo Highway, THEMA and The Vestal Review.

Olivas grew up near the Pico-Union and Koreatown neighborhoods of Los Angeles. He earned his BA in English literature from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He practices law with the California Department of Justice, specializing in land use and environmental enforcement, and lives with his wife and son in the San Fernando Valley.



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