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Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar is the author of five books: The Last Great Road Bum; Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free; The Barbarian Nurseries; Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States; and The Tattooed Soldier. He is a professor at UC Irvine.

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Excerpt: ‘The Barbarian Nurseries’

Read the opening of Héctor Tobar’s novel, our December California Book Club selection, in which we meet two of the novel’s major characters.

Nov 23, 2021
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Why I Write: To Be Tall

Héctor Tobar on writing to fight against Latinx erasure.

Sep 27, 2021
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