Marcos Villatoro

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Birthday
20, 1962
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1962 (age 57)
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA

About

An American novelist, poet, memoir writer, National Public Radio/PBS essayist, and filmmaker, he is perhaps best known for Tamale Road: A Memoir from El Salvador, a 2012 documentary film. His novels include Home Killings and A Venom Beneath the Skin.

Before Fame

He published his first novel, A Fire in the Earth, in 1998.

Trivia

He published two poetry collections during the late 1990s and early 2000s: They Say That I Am Two and On Tuesday, When the Homeless Disappeared.

Family Life

He was born in San Francisco to a Salvadoran mother and an American father. He married Michelle Menster in 1984.

Associated With

He and Jonathan Franzen are literary contemporaries.