5th Literary Orange
Saturday, April 9, 2011

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Michael Jaime-Becerra Michael Jaime-Becerra

Michael Jaime-Becerra is a native of El Monte, California, a working-class suburb of Los Angeles. In 2004, his debut collection of inter-related short stories, Every Night Is Ladies' Night, was published by Rayo, the Latino imprint of HarperCollins. Ladies' Night garnered glowing reviews from critics nationwide and was also named to lists of the year's best books by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. It was also awarded a California Book Award for a First Work of Fiction.

In 2005, The California Report, a statewide radio program, named Jaime-Becerra one of ten Californians to watch in the next decade, a distinction that recognizes the unique nature of his literary voice, as well as his broad vision for California literature. His first novel, This Time Tomorrow, was published in 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books.

He teaches creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.

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