Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar © Doug Knutson

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.


The Tattooed Soldier

Héctor Tobar

Antonio Bernal is a Guatemalan refugee in Los Angeles haunted by memories of his wife and child, who were murdered at the hands of a man marked with yellow ink. In a park near Antonio’s...

Available 10/07/2014Pre-Order

Deep Down Dark

Héctor Tobar; Read by Henry Leyva

The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile’s thirty-three trapped minersWhen the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in...

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The Barbarian Nurseries

Héctor Tobar

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Boston Globe Best Fiction Book of 2011 The great panoramic social novel...