Héctor Tobar is the author of four books, including the critically acclaimed...
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, by Sceptre in the UK, and Harper Collins Canada.
As previewed in The New Yorker. Listen to my podcast with the magazine here.
You can see a diagram of the mine here,
and Moises Seman's wonderful photos of the miners for The New Yorker here.
Follow me on Twitter: @TobarWriter
My novel The Barbarian Nurseries...
Learn more about my second book, a work of literary reportage published by Riverhead Books: Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States
You can write to me here.
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I'm the son of Guatemalan immigrants, and I've also written many essays and several hundred newspaper stories for the Los Angeles Times, my hometown newspaper--my father used to deliver it.Some years back, I got an MFA in Creative Writing at the prestigious fiction writing program at UC Irvine.
And for a decade, I was a National and Foreign Correspondent for the L.A. Times. Below, a picture of me taken by one of my sons when I was the Mexico City Bureau Chief of the L.A. Times.
Click here to read my reporting from Mexico, Nicaragua, Argentina, Iraq, Los Angeles and many other places around the world..