Festival of Books

Daniel A. Olivas on his short story collection 'The King of Lighting Fixtures' and more

Daniel A. Olivas on his short story collection 'The King of Lighting Fixtures' and more

Daniel A. Olivas’ latest collection of short stories, “The King of Lighting Fixtures,” (University of Arizona Press, $16.95) opens with a character settling into his office at the Public Rights Division of the California Department of Justice. It’s a detail from which readers can expect a certain level of authenticity: Olivas, in addition to being the author of nine books, is an attorney there. (Public access to Malibu’s Carbon Beach? Olivas is, in part, to thank.)

“The King of Lighting Fixtures,” includes flash fiction, speculative fiction, magical realism and more traditional stories; what unites the...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
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