“My writing often begins from an evocative image, or a small memory, which pulls me towards discovering what might be invented, even if that image or memory seems incomplete. As a result, I’ve come to cherish, over years of writing, writing from the incomplete and the submerged, from fragments and loss. Focusing on my fiction and nonfiction, I would like to consider why smaller moments in life are worthy of story, and how art arises from the deep current of loss.”
Fred Arroyo is the author of Western Avenue and Other Fictions (2012) as well as the novel The Region of Lost Names (2008). He was named one of the Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch (and Read) in 2009 by LaintoStories.com. Fred teaches fiction and creative nonfiction writing in the MA/PhD Program in Creative Writing, as well as in the undergraduate program at USD.