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Sam Quinones

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 “The First Wave,” about immigrant pioneers, in the January 2016 issue of Los Angeles. Contact him, and find out more about him, at www.samquinones.com