Gary Soto

Author and poet


Born: April 12, 1952 (age 61),Fresno, CA

Where he lived: northern California

Education: MFA, Fresno City College, Fresno,California State University, University of California, Irvine

Married: He has been married to his wife Carolyn for thirty-three years, and they have a daughter, Mariko, who works as a veterinarian.

Where is lives now: California

Important life information:

1. On this Day Gary Soto was born in Fresno, California.

2. Gary Soto finishes his graduate studies a the University of California. There he discovered that he wants to become a writer

3. He publishes his first boon in the summer of 1977. The title of the book is: The Elements of San Joaquin.

4. Gary Soto received the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medal for Film Excellence from the Association for Library Service to Children for his production work on the film The Pool Party

5. The Old Administration Building at Fresno City College will become the permanent home of the Gary Soto Literary Museum