Francisco Cantú is a writer, translator, and the author of The Line Becomes a River, winner of the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. A former Fulbright fellow, he has been the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Award, and an Art for Justice fellowship. His writing and translations have been featured in the New Yorker, Guernica, VQR, and Best American Essays. A lifelong resident of the Southwest, he now lives in Tucson, where he teaches at the University of Arizona and works to support incarcerated migrants through correspondence and accompaniment programs.
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