Pablo Cartaya is an award-winning author, speaker, actor and educator. He received a Pura Belpré Honor for his critically-acclaimed debut novel, "The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora." NBC News lauded his sophomore novel, "Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish," as "exceptional" and The New York Times Book Review called it "a love song to the people of Puerto Rico." His most recent novel is "Each Tiny Spark," which was described as a "layered, culturally rich novel" by Publishers Weekly in a starred review. His novels explore identity, place and the spaces in between.