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Héctor Tobar
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Héctor Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed bestseller “Deep Down Dark” as well as “The Barbarian Nurseries,” “Translation Nation” and “The Tattooed Soldier.” Tobar is also a contributing writer for the New York Times opinion pages and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. He has written for The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times and other publications. Tobar’s short fiction has appeared in the Best American Short Stories anthology series, “Los Angeles Noir,” Zyzzyva and Slate. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he is a native of Los Angeles, where he currently lives with his family. His newest release, “Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of 'Latino,'” will be featured at the 2023 National Book Festival.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress

Appearances at the 2023 National Book Festival

Videos from the 2023 National Book Festival