Fernando A. Flores was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and grew up in South Texas. He is the author of the collection Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas and the novel Tears of the Trufflepig, which was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and named a best book of 2019 by His fiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books QuarterlyAmerican Short FictionPloughsharesFriezePorter House Review, and elsewhere. His collection of stories Valleyesque is forthcoming May 2022. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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