Luis Humberto Crosthwaite

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Luis Humberto Crosthwaite is an award winning writer, editor and journalist whose work has appeared in a variety of international venues. His fiction has garnered critical attention for his ability to express the complexities of living on the US/Mexico border region.

Life and work[edit]

Crosthwaite was born in 1962 in Tijuana, Mexico, where he spent most of his life before moving to San Diego, California, where he worked at The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper as columnist and editor.

Crosthwaite currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where he is Visiting Professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Iowa.

Works in Spanish[edit]

  • Marcela y el rey al fin juntos (short stories, 1988)
  • Mujeres con traje de baño caminan solitarias por las playas de su llanto (short stories, 1990)
  • El gran preténder (novella, 1990)
  • No quiero escribir no quiero (short stories, 1993)
  • Lo que estará en mi corazón (non-fiction, 1994)
  • La luna siempre será un amor difícil (novel, 1994)
  • Estrella de la calle sexta (two novellas and a short story), 2000)
  • Idos de la mente - la increíble y (a veces) triste historia de Ramón y Cornelio (novel, 2001)
  • Instrucciones para cruzar la frontera (short stories, 2002)
  • Aparta de mí este cáliz (novel, 2009)
  • Idos de la mente - la increíble y (a veces) triste historia de Ramón y Cornelio (revised edition, 2010)
  • Tijuana: crimen y olvido (novel, 2010)
  • Instrucciones para cruzar la frontera (revised edition, 2011)

Works in English[edit]

  • 1997: The moon will forever be a Distant Love (novel), translated by Debbie Nathan from: La luna siempre será un dificíl amor.
  • Puro Border: Dispatches, Snapshots, & Graffiti from La Frontera (Co-Editor)

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