Ruben Reyes Jr. is the son of two Salvadoran immigrants and an MFA candidate in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is a graduate of Harvard College where he studied History and Literature and Latinx Studies. His writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Florida Review Online, Business Insider, The Acentos Review, Strange Horizons, Poynter, and other publications.
He currently teaches literature at the University of Iowa and is working on a novel and collection of short stories. He lives in Iowa City.