Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar is the Los Angeles-born author of five books, including the novels The Tattooed Soldier and The Last Great Road Bum. His nonfiction Deep Down Dark was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times bestseller. Tobar’s novel The Barbarian Nurseries won the California Book Award, and his fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories. His books have been translated into 15 languages. He earned his MFA from UC Irvine. As a journalist, he has been a foreign correspondent and has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, and others. www.hectortobar.com