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Hector Tobar

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Pulitzer Prize Winner, Journalist & Best-Selling Author of "Deep Down Dark"

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 Hector Tobar Biography

Héctor Tobar is a Los Angeles-born author and journalist. He is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller "Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free." "Deep Down Dark" was adapted into the film The 33, starring Antonio Banderas.

His novel, "The Barbarian Nurseries," was published by FSG and named a New York Times Notable Book. "The Barbarian Nurseries" 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. In 2020, Tobar released "The Last Great Road Bum."

Tobar is also a contributing writer for the New York Times opinion pages and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine.

For two decades, he 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). He was part of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1992 L.A. riots. He was The Times Bureau Chief in Buenos Aires and Mexico City. 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 a Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of California Irvine, and studied at UC Santa Cruz and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 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, a finalist for the PEN USA West Award for First Fiction.

Tobar has been an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University and Pomona College, was an assistant professor at the University of Oregon's school of journalism and communication, and is currently an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine.

His short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, L.A. Noir, Zyzzyva and Slate. Tobar, the son of Guatemalan immigrants, is married with three children.

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The Last Great Road Bum: A Novel

The Last Great Road Bum: A Novel

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

The Barbarian Nurseries

The Barbarian Nurseries

Translation Nation: American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States

Translation Nation: American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States

The Tattooed Soldier

The Tattooed Soldier

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Hector Tobar

5 out of 5

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Journalist & Best-Selling Author of "Deep Down Dark"

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Hector Tobar Biography

Héctor Tobar is a Los Angeles-born author and journalist. He is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller "Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free." "Deep Down Dark" was adapted into the film The 33, starring Antonio Banderas.

His novel, "The Barbarian Nurseries," was published by FSG and named a New York Times Notable Book. "The Barbarian Nurseries" 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. In 2020, Tobar released "The Last Great Road Bum."

Tobar is also a contributing writer for the New York Times opinion pages and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine.

For two decades, he 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). He was part of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1992 L.A. riots. He was The Times Bureau Chief in Buenos Aires and Mexico City. 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 a Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of California Irvine, and studied at UC Santa Cruz and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 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, a finalist for the PEN USA West Award for First Fiction.

Tobar has been an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University and Pomona College, was an assistant professor at the University of Oregon's school of journalism and communication, and is currently an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine.

His short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, L.A. Noir, Zyzzyva and Slate. Tobar, the son of Guatemalan immigrants, is married with three children.

Hector Tobar Videos

  • Hector Tobar - New Faculty Fall 2017
    Hector Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies & English associate professor loves to write. He’s authored four books and has another in progress, which...
  • Héctor Tobar: What It Means to Be a California Writer
    Author Héctor Tobar describes the California values of his upbringing that permeate his novel The Barbarian Nurseries, California Book Award Gold...
  • Hector Tobar Speech at UC Irvine Commencement Ceremony for...
    Hector Tobar Speech at UC Irvine Commencement Ceremony for Humanities.mov

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  • How to book Hector Tobar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Hector Tobar for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Hector Tobar, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Hector Tobar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Hector Tobar?

    Booking fees for Hector Tobar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hector Tobar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Hector Tobar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hector Tobar for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hector Tobar for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hector Tobar or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hector Tobar or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Hector Tobar is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Hector Tobar for your event is available upon request. Hector Tobar generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Lizzie Velasquez, Diane Guerrero, Eduardo Briceño and Mariane Pearl. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hector Tobar for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Hector Tobar Speaker Videos

  • Hector Tobar - New Faculty Fall 2017
    Hector Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies & English associate professor loves to write. He’s authored four books and has another in progress, which follows the story of an American who circled the globe...
    Héctor Tobar: What It Means to Be a California Writer
    Author Héctor Tobar describes the California values of his upbringing that permeate his novel The Barbarian Nurseries, California Book Award Gold Medal Winner for Fiction.
  • Hector Tobar Speech at UC Irvine Commencement Ceremony for Humanities.mov
    Hector Tobar Speech at UC Irvine Commencement Ceremony for Humanities.mov

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