Finding Truth in Border Stories

Oscar Cásares is the author of Brownsville, Amigoland and the new novel Where We Come From. He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

Originally from the border town of Brownsville, Texas, Oscar grew up surrounded by stories of life on the border. He and Ali spoke about what led him to become a writer, how he came to identify as a Mexican American, and the power of storytelling.

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