Daniel Alarcón

Longlist, 2017 National Book Awards

Daniel Alarcón is the author of At Night We Walk in Circles, which was a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award, as well as the story collection War by Candlelight, the novel Lost City Radio, and the graphic novel City of Clowns. His writing has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineGrantan+1, and Harper’s, and he was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.”
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The King Is Always Above the People: Stories

The King Is Always Above the People: Stories, by Daniel Alarcón book cover
ISBN 9781594631726 Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets. Doomed love. Uncertain futures. In Daniel Alarcón’s hands, these are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. More about this book >

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Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón is the author of At Night We Walk in Circles, which was a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award, as well as the story collection War by Candlelight, the novel Lost City Radio, and the graphic novel City of Clowns. His writing has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineGrantan+1, and Harper’s, and he was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.” He is executive producer of Radio Ambulante, distributed by NPR, and is an assistant professor of broadcast journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism.

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