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ABOUT the author
Robert Lopez is the author of three novels, Part of the World, Kamby Bolongo Mean River, named one of 25 important books of the decade by HTML Giant, and All Back Full; two story collections, Asunder and Good People, and a novel-in-stories titled A Better Class of People. 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.
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Dispatches 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.