Appearing Courtesy of Susan and Barry Austin
Héctor Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and novelist. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Deep Down Dark," as well as "The Barbarian Nurseries," "Translation Nation" and "The Tattooed Soldier." Tobar is also a contributing writer for the New York Times opinion pages and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. He has written for The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, L.A. Noir, ZYZZYVA and Slate. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he is a native of Los Angeles, where he lives with his family. His new novel is "The Last Great Road Bum."