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Dispatches from Puerto Nowhere author Robert Lopez

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Robert Lopez

ABOUT the author

Robert Lopez is the author of three novels, Part of the World, All Back Full, and Kamby Bolongo Mean River — named one of 25 important books of the decade by HTML Giant, and two story collections, Asunder and Good People. A new novel-in-stories, A Better Class Of People, will be published by Dzanc Books in March 2022. Dispatches from Puerto Nowhere, his first nonfiction book, will be published by Two Dollar Radio in September 2022. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry has appeared in dozens of publications, including Bomb, The Threepenny Review, Vice Magazine, New England Review, The Sun, and the Norton Anthology of Sudden Fiction – Latino. He teaches at Stony Brook University and has previously taught at Columbia University, The New School, Pratt Institute, and Syracuse University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find out more about the author here: robertlopez.net
Instagram: @robertlopez2901

Available from Two Dollar Radio
Dispatches From Puerto Nowhere front cover by Robert LopezDispatches From Puerto Nowhere: An American Story of Assimilation and Erasure
"Armed with little more than a lifetime of questions, one of this country's best sentence-making minds, and the twelfth most popular surname in the United States, Robert Lopez embarks on a journey of self-discovery and winds up with the heart of America in his hands: peculiar, beautiful, inspiring, sad."
—John D'Agata, author of Halls of Fame, About a Mountain, and The Lifespan of a Fact


Q&A with Robert Lopez | 7/6/2022
We talk with Robert Lopez about his forthcoming nonfiction title Dispatches From Puerto Nowhere: An American Story of Assimilation and Erasure, immigration and family assimilation in the U.S., Brooklyn neighborhoods, his love of tennis, and more.


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    In March 2023, we are publishing the debut work of non-fiction by acclaimed fiction writer, Robert Lopez, a masterful consideration of memory and cultural preservation called Dispatches From Puerto Nowhere: An American Story of Assimilation and Erasure. The book dives deep... Read more →

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