Hector Tobar

Pulitzer Prize-winning-journalist-turned-bestselling author Héctor Tobar is known for writing impactful prose. … In 2023, Tobar, now a professor of English and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine, came out with the powerful nonfiction release, “Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of ‘Latino.’” The work expertly blends memoir, reportage, and cultural criticism to explore the essence of Latino identity. Critics raved: It won the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, was named one of Notable Books of 2023 by both Time and the New York Times, and was a Top 10 Book of 2023 at Chicago Public Library. The book begins with a prologue addressed to his students at UCI.

For the full story, please visit https://www.ocregister.com/2024/04/02/noteworthy-salutes-southern-california-authors-whose-books-made-an-impact-in-2023/.

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