Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón is the author of the story collection War by Candlelight, a finalist for the 2005 PEN-Hemingway Award, and the novels Lost City Radio, winner of the 2009 International Literature Prize given by the House of World Culture in Berlin; At Night We Walk in Circles; and The King Is Always Above the People. In 2012 he co-founded the Spanish-language podcast Radio Ambulante, a mix of investigative journalism, interviews, and storytelling. His honors include a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among others. A 2021 MacArthur Fellow, he joined the faculty of Columbia University in 2014 and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Journalism.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2007 Fellowship in Literature for Fiction
Residencies
  • 2011