Sam Quinones

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Los Angeles, CA
California US

Publications & Prizes

Hurricanes and Carnivals: Essays by Chicanos, Pochos, Pachucos, Mexicanos and Expatriates (University of Arizona Press, 2007)
Puro Border: Dispatches, Snapshots and Graffiti from La Frontera (Cinco Puntos Press, 2002)
Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration (University of New Mexico Press, 2007)
True Tales from Another Mexico: the Lynch Mob, the Popsicle King, Chalino and the Bronx (University of New Mexico Press, 2001)
Prizes won: 

--Maria Moors Cabot Prize (for career of excellence covering Latin America), 2008, from Columbia University

--Alicia Patterson Fellowship, 1998, for a series of stories about impunity in Mexican villages.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Freedomland by Richard Price, The Art of Teaching Writing by Lucy Calkins, The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells, The Short Stories of Bernard Malamud by Bernard Malamud

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Claremont, CA
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Last update: Dec 08, 2010