Francisco Cantú

photo by Keith Marroquin

Francisco Cantú served as an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012, working in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. A former Fulbright fellow, he is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a 2017 Whiting Award. His writing and translations have been featured in Best American Essays, Harper's, n+1, Orion, and Guernica, as well as on This American Life. His debut memoir, The Line Becomes a River, will be published by Riverhead Books in February 2018. He lives in Tucson. 

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