Rocky Hirajeta was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, two months early, and from that moment on, would struggle to be on time to any event. He loves making music and capturing photos. As though being a writer were not enough, his taste for classical music, obscure films, and vegan food alienates him even more. One of his dreams is to travel someplace far and unfamiliar, where, being still too afraid to photograph people, will instead wander from cafe to bookshop, to cafe again. What the River Buries, out in 2023, is his first novel.