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Héctor Tobar

Biography

Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar, now a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a novelist. He is the author of THE BARBARIAN NURSERIES, TRANSLATION NATION and THE TATTOOED SOLDIER. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he is a native of the city of Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and three children.

Héctor Tobar

Books by Héctor Tobar

by Héctor Tobar - Biography, Nonfiction

When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped 33 miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking 69 days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface --- and the lives that led them there --- has never been heard until now.

by Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar takes us beyond the glimmer of Hollywood and deeper than camera-ready crime stories to reveal Southern California life as it really is, across its vast, sunshiny sprawl of classes, languages, dreams and ambitions.