Friends,

I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks and so haven’t had a chance to update everyone here with news. Finally, finally, I’m finding myself with a bit of downtime, so I thought I’d post some highlights. I’ve been on the road with Diego, doing readings and talks both near and far. These included the Texas Book Festival, San Antonio Edition, where I had the opportunity to reconnect with many of my friends from Macondo, Sandra Cisneros‘ writing collective, readings in Southern California, the LA Times Festival of Books, and at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, where the amazing Luis Alberto Urrea and his lovely wife Cindy hosted me for their “Writers Railroad.” It’s been exhausting but fun! There’s more to come, too, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ve pasted links to various interviews I’ve done as well as a random collection of images from my adventures. Enjoy!

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Here’s an interview I did on Connie Martinson’s show, Connie Martinson Talks Books.

Carolyn Kellog sat down with me at the LA Times Festival of Books for a quick interview here.

Tom Lutz talks about Diego for KCRW here.

I wrote a piece about one of my favorite books, And the Earth Did Not Devour Him, by Tomás Rivera, for NRP’s “You Must Read This.”

My books on my agent's shelf. NYC. March, 2013

My books on my agent’s shelf. NYC. March 2013

With Susan Straight at AWP in Boston. March 2013.

With Susan Straight at AWP in Boston. March 2013.

 

With Helena Viramontes, Ernesto Quiñonez, Manuel Munoz, and HG Carillo. Haciendo Caminos Conference. John Jay College in NYC. March 2013.

With Helena Viramontes, Ernesto Quiñonez, Manuel Munoz, and HG Carillo. Haciendo Caminos Conference. John Jay College in NYC. March 2013.

 

Helena Viramontes. "Madrina" of The Five Acts of Diego León. John Jay College. NYC. March, 2013.

Helena Viramontes. “Madrina” of The Five Acts of Diego León. John Jay College. NYC. March 2013.

 

Diego in a random bookstore. March, 2013.

Diego in a random bookstore. March 2013.

 

Me with Ramona Ausubel. LA Times Festival of Books. LA, CA. April, 2013.

Me with Ramona Ausubel. LA Times Festival of Books. LA, CA. April 2013.

 

With Macarena Hernandez and Pablo Miguel Martinez. Texas Book Festival, San Antonio, TX. April, 2013.

With Macarena Hernandez and Pablo Miguel Martinez. Texas Book Festival, San Antonio, TX. April 2013.

 

With Luis Alberto and Cindy Urrea. Naperville, IL. May, 2013.

With Luis Alberto and Cindy Urrea. Naperville, IL. May 2013.

 

With Manuel Ramos, Em Sedano, Melida Palacio, and Daniel Olivas. LitFest Pasadena. Pasadena, CA. May, 2013.

With Manuel Ramos, Em Sedano, Melida Palacio, and Daniel Olivas. LitFest Pasadena. Pasadena, CA. May 2013.