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Download LeVar Burton’s Free Reading from “Brownsville” by Oscar Cásares

Thu, March 1, 2018
Download LeVar Burton’s Free Reading from “Brownsville” by Oscar Cásares
Oscar Cásares

You can now listen to Oscar Cásares’s short story “Mrs.Perez,” from his collection Brownsville, by downloading LeVar Burton’s free reading on itunes. In each podcast, host LeVar Burton (known for his roles in Reading Rainbow and Star Trek) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction to read. 

In addition to this exciting news, Oscar is also celebrating the forthcoming publication of his latest book Where We Come From, to be published by Knopf and Vintage Español in May 2019. In Where We Come From, Oscar tells the story of a Mexican-American family in a Texas border town who reluctantly become involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States. 

Oscar Cásares is the author of two noted books, earning him fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Copernicus Society of America, and the Texas Institute of Letters. His collection of stories, Brownsville, was selected by American Library Association as a Notable Book of 2004, and is now included in the curriculum at several universities throughout the country. His first novel, Amigoland, received a “starred review” from Publisher’s Weekly, which called it “a winning novel.” A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he teaches creative writing here at the University of Texas at Austin.


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