Héctor Tobar

Hector Tobar is the author of five books, including the novels The Tattooed Soldier and The Barbarian Nurseries. His nonfiction Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of Thirty-Three Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times bestseller. The Barbarian Nurseries was a New York Times Notable Book and won the California Book Award Gold Medal for fiction. Tobar’s fiction has also appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016. His other books include the nonfiction Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States. www.hectortobar.com