Daniel Alarcón

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(Alarcón, Daniel) 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 Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, n+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. In Alarcón’s story collection, The King Is Always Above the People (Riverhead Books), a longlist selection for the National Book Award in Fiction, migration, betrayal, family secrets, doomed love, and uncertain futures are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes.