Héctor Tobar is a distinguished author and journalist celebrated for his exceptional literary contributions and insightful storytelling. Born in 1963, Tobar's career has been marked by a commitment to exploring the human experience, particularly the stories of marginalized communities. He gained widespread acclaim for his nonfiction book, "Deep Down Dark," which chronicles the harrowing and inspiring ordeal of Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days. Tobar's work has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, showcasing his ability to blend investigative reporting with poignant narratives. His most recent nonfiction book is "Our Migrant Souls."
Awards: Guggenheim Fellow, Pulitzer Prize
Communities: Hispanic or Latinx