Francisco Cantú served as an agent for the Border Patrol from 2008-2012, working in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. His newly-published biography, "The Line Becomes a River," describes his experiences and leads to some thoughts about the proposed border wall. A former Fulbright fellow, he is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a 2017 Whiting Award. His writing and translations have been featured in The Best American Essays, Harper’s, n+1, Orion and Guernica, as well as on This American Life. He lives in Tucson.