Maceo Montoya was born in 1980 in Elmira. California. His father is the artist Malaquias Montoya and his brother was the late poet Andrés Montoya who sadly died of leukemia in 1999. He graduated from Yale University in 2002 and received his Master of Fine Arts in visual art from Columbia University in 2006. He is currently an associate professor in the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis where he teaches courses on Chicanx culture and literature. He is an artist, writer, activist and educator.
2010 The Scoundrel and the Optimist (novel)
2014 The Deportation of Wopper Barraza (novel)
2014 Letters to the Poet from His Brother
2015 You Must Fight Them (stories)
2016 Chicano Movement for Beginners
2021 Preparatory Notes for Future Masterpieces (novel)