Gary Soto

Gary Soto has published more than forty books for children, young adults and adults, including Baseball in April, Living Up the Street, A Summer Life, Buried Onions and The Afterlife. He is the author of “Oranges,” the most anthologized poem in contemporary literature. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (twice). His New and Selected Poems was a 1995 finalist for both the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. In 1999, he was featured as NBC Person of Week for his advocacy for reading. His books have sold four million copies nationwide and have been translated into French, Japanese, Italian, Korean, and Spanish. The Gary Soto Literary Museum is located at Fresno City College. He lives in Berkeley, California.

He encourages teachers to have their students write him letters, but asks that they arrive in one large envelope, not individually. Sadly, he cannot answer letters regarding school projects on his work


Gary Soto
43 The Crescent
Berkeley, California 94708
(510) 845-4718