Represented by: Tamar Rydzinski
Rubén Degollado was born in Indiana, but is from McAllen, Texas, where the majority of his family has lived for generations. He graduated with a BA in English from the University of Texas Pan American, and a Masters in Educational Administration from Lewis and Clark College. He has been published in Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingüe, Beloit Fiction Journal, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Image, Relief, and the anthologies, Texas Short Stories, Fantasmas, and Bearing the Mystery. He has been a finalist in American Short Fiction’s annual contest, Glimmer Train’s Family Matters Contest, and Bellingham Review’s Tobias Wolff Award. His debut novel, Throw, was published in 2019 and won the Texas Institute of Letters 2020 Award for Best Young Adult Book and was included on the Texas Library Association 2020 TAYSHAS list of best books for teen readers and was a Christianity Today 2020 Book of Merit. He has work forthcoming in the anthologies Dreaming of Me, Beyond Borders, and Nepantla Families.