Héctor Tobar

We are excited to welcome bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar on Friday, January 8th, at 7:00pm. Hector will be discussing and signing his book, 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-darkWhen the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. After the disaster, Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in Deep Down Dark, he brings them to haunting, visceral life. We learn what it was like to be imprisoned inside a mountain, understand the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and experience the awe of working in such a place–one filled with danger and that often felt alive. A masterwork of narrative journalism and a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit, Deep Down Dark captures the profound ways in which the lives of everyone involved in the catastrophe were forever changed.

Tobar_credit Patrice Normand Agence Opale.jpgHéctor Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and 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 Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and three children.

If you are like us, you loved Héctor’s book and are fascinated by this inspiring and haunting true story. Join us for a lively discussion, get all of your questions answered, and get your book signed!