Héctor Tobar

novelist, writer about town, opinionator, literary journalist, university professor

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Héctor will speak about his new novel, The Last Great Road Bum, on Wed. Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. PDT, as part of the UC Irvine Illuminations series. Open to the public via Zoom, at this link.

Héctor Tobar is the author of five books published in fifteen languages, including the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestseller: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free.

His new novel is The Last Great Road Bum, published by MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Héctor is also a contributing writer for the New York Times opinion pages and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine.

He's written for The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times and other publications.

Deep Down Dark was adapted into the film The 33, starring Antonio Banderas.

His short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, L.A. Noir, Zyzzyva and Slate.