Dagoberto Gilb was born in Los Angeles and spent many years in El Paso.
His most recent book was Gritos, an essay collection which was a finalist
for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. He is also
the author of Woodcuts of Women, and The Last Known Residence of Mickey
Acuña, and The Magic of Blood, which won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway
Award and was a PEN/Faulkner finalist. Among his literary awards are
a Whiting Writers' Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Anthologized widely,
his fiction and nonfiction has appeared in a range of magazines including
The New Yorker, The Threepenny Review, Harper's, GQ, and Latina. His
forthcoming novel is The Flowers, and he is the editor of a much anticipated
anthology of Texas Mexican literature, Hecho en Tejas. Gilb spent sixteen
years working as a construction worker, twelve in Los Angeles as a journeyman
highrise carpenter and member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
He is currently on the faculty of Texas State University, in San Marcos,