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At Home with Literati: Aaron Bobrow-Strain & Héctor Tobar

We're pleased to welcome Aaron Bobrow-Strain to our At Home with Literati series in support of The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story. The author will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Héctor Tobar.

Click here to join the event on 5/25.

Note: Meetings are now automatically password protected with wait rooms enabled. The password is entered automatically by clicking the link if you are logged into a Zoom account. We will let guests in off the waiting list shortly after 7 and throughout the event. If you join late, hang in there, we'll let you in when we see you. 

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About the book: “Here, at long last, is a nonfiction account of our country’s immigration drama written with the intelligence, passion, and sweep of a great novel. There are echoes of Victor Hugo and Emile Zola in The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez. It is a harrowing and intimate account of an epic, cross-border journey, a tale filled with family, violence, love, injustice, perseverance, and, ultimately, redemption.” —Héctor Tobar, author of Deep Down Dark and The Barbarian Nurseries

Aaron Bobrow-Strain is Associate Professor of Politics in Whitman College. His writing on food, immigration, and the U.S.-Mexico border has appeared in The BelieverThe Chronicle of Higher Education ReviewSalonGastronomica, and The Huffington Post. He is the author of White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf and Intimate Enemies: Landowners, Power, and Violence in Chiapas.

Héctor Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and novelist. He is the author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestseller, Deep Down Dark, as well as The Barbarian NurseriesTranslation Nation, and The Tattooed Soldier. Héctor is also a contributing writer for the New York Times opinion pages and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. He's written for The New YorkerThe Los Angeles Times and other publications. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Short StoriesL.A. NoirZyzzyva, and Slate. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he is a native of Los Angeles, where he lives with his family.

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Monday, May 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
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