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An Evening With Héctor Tobar

We are delighted to welcome native Angeleno and award-winning journalist and novelist Héctor Tobar to LMU to discuss his latest work, The Barbarian Nurseries

The Barbarian Nurseries was published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux and named a New York Times Notable Book in 2011. The Barbarian Nurseries, published in French and other languages, also won the California Book Award Gold Medal for Fiction, a distinction Tobar shares with John Steinbeck, Michael Chabon, T.C. Boyle, and many other distinguished California writers.

For two decades, Tobar has worked for the Los Angeles Times: as a city reporter, national and foreign correspondent (on assignments from Alaska to Patagonia, and from East Los Angeles to Iraq), and was part of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1992 L.A. riots. For several years he wrote a column for the Los Angeles Times, and has also worked as Features Editor at the LA Weekly and as editor of the bilingual San Francisco magazine El Tecolote.

He has an Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of California, Irvine, and studied at UC Santa Cruz and at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City. He is also the author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States, and The Tattooed Soldier, a novel. He is the father of three children and the son of Guatemalan immigrants.

This special event is co-sponsored by the William H. Hannon Library, LMU Ethnic and Intercultural Services, and the Department of Chicana/o Studies. It is free and open to the public, and copies of Tobar's books will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by completing the form below, or by calling Jamie Hazlitt at 310.338.5234.

*LMU faculty: if you will be bringing your class to the event without individual RSVPs, please notify Jamie Hazlitt so that we can ensure adequate seating.* 

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Von der Ahe Family Suite (library level 3)
Presenter: Hector Tobar
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