Biography

Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón is author of the story collection WAR BY CANDLELIGHT, a finalist for the 2005 PEN-Hemingway Award, and LOST CITY RADIO, named a Best Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post. His fiction, journalism and translations have appeared in A Public Space, El País, McSweeney’s, n+1 and Harper’s, and in 2010 The New Yorker named him one of the best 20 Writers Under 40. Alarcón is co-founder of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish language storytelling podcast, and currently serves as a Fellow in the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Daniel Alarcón

Books by Daniel Alarcón

by Daniel Alarcón - Fiction, Short Stories

Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets. Doomed love. Uncertain futures. In Daniel Alarcón’s hands, these are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. Richly drawn and full of unforgettable characters, THE KING IS ALWAYS ABOVE THE PEOPLE reveals experiences both unsettling and unknown, and yet eerily familiar in this new world.

by Daniel Alarcón - Fiction

Troubled young actor Nelson lands a starring role in a revival of The Idiot President, a legendary play by his hero. The tour across his South American country whisks him out of the shelter of the city and across a landscape he has never seen. With each performance, Nelson grows closer to his fellow actors until, during one memorable performance, a long-buried betrayal surfaces to force the troupe into chaos.