Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of The Education of Margot Sanchez, a contemporary young adult novel to debut on Simon & Schuster in spring 2017. 

She is a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner and a 2015 Clarion alumni with a Leonard Pung Memorial Scholarship. She has been awarded fellowships from PEN Center USA, A Room Of Her Own Foundation, and received a grant for emerging writers from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Her short story "Death Defiant Bomba" received honorable mention in Bellevue Literary Review's 2014 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by author Nathan Englander. Lilliam was also a finalist for AWP's 2014 WC&C Scholarship Competition.

Lilliam's work has appeared in Tin HouseTahoma Literary ReviewLos Angeles Times, Latina, USA Today, Cosmo for Latinas, Sundog LitMidnight BreakfastBellevue Literary ReviewThe Rumpus.net, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Lunch Ticket

She hosts a monthly literary radio show, Literary Soundtrack, on RadioSombra.org. Past guests have included Mat Johnson, Ana Castillo, Meg Medina, Evie Shockley. She's also moderated panels for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, PEN Center USA at AWP, and more. 

Lilliam is represented by Eddie Schneider of JABberwocky Literary Agency and lives in Los Angeles. She can be found on twitter

Jack Jones Literary Arts is publicizing The Education of Margot Sanchez.