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Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is a fiction writer, essayist and journalist based in Berkeley, California who covers issues related to youth, migration, the environment, and her home state. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in outlets such as  OrionHarper’sThe New RepublicGuernica, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and VQR, where she is a Contributing Editor.  Her book The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life was named a 2017 New York Times Critics’ Pick, was awarded the Northern California Book Award, the Ridenhour Prize, and the California Book Award Silver Medal. In addition to writing, she has spent over a decade working with immigrant youth in California.