There will be a pre-event reception. This event is in partnership with the Institute for Latino studies.
Manuel Muñoz is the author of two collections of short stories, Zigzagger (Northwestern University Press) and The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue (Algonquin Books), which was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. What You See in the Dark (Algonquin Books) is his first novel.
Manuel is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He received a PEN/O. Henry Award for his story, “Tell Him About Brother John” and a second O. Henry for “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Glimmer Train, Epoch, Eleven Eleven, and Boston Review, and has aired on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. A native of Dinuba, California, Manuel graduated from Harvard University and received his MFA in creative writing at Cornell University.
Manuel is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has served as a juror for the PEN/O. Henry Awards and the PEN/Faulkner Awards. He has been on the faculty of the University of Arizona’s creative writing program since 2008. He is an associate professor and currently lives in Tucson.