Héctor Tobar


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in Los Angeles, The United States
January 01, 1963

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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 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.

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The Barbarian Nurseries

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The Tattooed Soldier

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“You defend your humanity with patience and determination, by making your voice heard to those who judge you a lesser being for your timeworn clothes, your callused hands, and your sunburned skin.”
Héctor Tobar, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

“Maybe innocence is a skin you must shed to build layers more resistant to the caustic truths of the world.”
Héctor Tobar, The Barbarian Nurseries

“She would speak her story in Spanish and la señora Maureen would tell hers in English; it was obvious to her that the two languages did not carry equal weight.”
Héctor Tobar, The Barbarian Nurseries

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