Alex Espinoza is the author of two novels, Still Water Saints and The Five Acts of Diego León, both by Random House. His latest book, Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime, was published in 2019 by Unnamed Press. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in fiction, Alex lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Kyle. At MacDowell, he completed work on his third novel--tentatively titled The Moment We Touch Ground, which explores the Mexican sport of lucha libre and one family's complicated history with this significant cultural pastime. Espinoza is currently the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at UC-Riverside.