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Sam Quinones

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Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist, and the author of three books of narrative nonfiction. His latest book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic (Bloomsbury, 2015). He is a veteran reporter on immigration, gangs, drug trafficking, the border. He worked for the Los Angeles Times for ten years (2004-2014). Before coming to the Times, he worked in Mexico as a freelance writer (1994-2004), where he wrote his first two books. True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx was released in 2001. In 2007, he came out with Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration. He wrote ā€œThe First Wave,ā€ about immigrant pioneers, in the January 2016 issue of Los Angeles. Contact him, and find out more about him, at www.samquinones.com