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Melissa Rivero

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Melissa Rivero was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Brooklyn. Undocumented for most of her childhood, Rivero became a US citizen in her early twenties. Her writing has taken her to the VONA/Voices Workshops, Bread Loaf, and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. In 2015, Melissa was an Emerging Writers Fellow at the Center for Fiction. She is a graduate of NYU and Brooklyn Law School, and currently works on the legal team of a startup. She still lives in Brooklyn, with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog.


Genres: Literary Fiction
Melissa Rivero recommends
The Names of the Things That Were There (2023)
Antonio Skármeta
"A pulsating collection. With his sharp prose and vivid characterization, Skarmeta captures an electricity and longing that captivates the reader from the very first page."
No Heaven for Good Boys (2021)
Keisha Bush
"You’ll root for Ibrahimah at every heart-wrenching turn as Bush explores his world and the difficult choices his family makes for the sake of honor and tradition."

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