Amado Muro was a writer who told the stories of the downtrodden and forgotten. He is considered by some a great Mexican writer, despite the fact that Amado Muro was a white man from Cleveland – Chester Seltzer. He married a Mexican woman and adopted her name, Amada Muro, as a pseudonym. A newspaperman, Chester frequently traveled the U.S. and Mexico to live with the people whose lives he recreated on paper.
Robert Seltzer is Chester Seltzer’s son. His book, “Amado Muro and Me: A Tale of Honesty and Deception” shares his memories as a 10-year-old of his father. He says his father’s preferred mode of travel during his outings was freight train.