Tanyo Ravicz is the author of, most recently, Alaskans, a collection of his short fiction. His novel A Man of His Village, winner of the Eric Hoffer Prize in General Fiction and the ForeWord Magazine Gold Award in Literary Fiction, recounts the odyssey of a migrant farm worker from Mexico to Alaska. His first book Ring of Fire and Other Stories was published in 2004. Ravicz was born in Mexico City and grew up in Los Angeles. He graduated from Harvard University in 1984, and after living on the East Coast and in Europe, he settled in Alaska for many years. There he worked as a firefighter, a day laborer, a cannery hand, and a schoolteacher, and he homesteaded land on Kodiak Island, where he returns every summer. He resides in California with his family.