April 7: Hector Tobar, "Immmigration, the American City, and American Literature"
The US Latina/o Studies Program and the American Studies Department present "Immigration, the American City, and American Literature," Thursday, April 7, 2011, from 2 to 3:30 pm in the Benjamin Banneker Room in the Stamp Student Union. A reception follows the talk.
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Tobar is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer and journalist for the Los
Angeles Times. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he was raised in East
Hollywood and has worked as a journalist for the LA Times since the
1980s, most recently serving as The Times’ Bureau Chief in Mexico City
and Buenos Aires. He is the author of two outstanding books, The
Tattooed Solider (1998), a finalist for the PEN Center USA West Award
for Fiction, and Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in
the Spanish-Speaking United States (2006). Tobar is a graduate of the
University of California, Santa Cruz, and received a Masters of Fine
Arts at the University of California, Irvine. At this presentation, he
will read from his forthcoming novel The Barbarian Nurseries (FSG,
Sept. 2011) as well as talk about immigration in the United States.
presentation is free and open to the general public. The talk will be
in English. For more information, please contact Maria Vargas at