Lauren Markham, author of the book The Far Away Brothers, presents a conversation about young migrants and the border.
The Far Away Brothers tells the tale of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in Oakland, California. The book is the winner of the 2018 Ridenhour Book Prize, the Northern California Book Award, and a California Book Award Silver Prize and described by The New York Times as, 'impeccably timed, intimately reported and beautifully expressed.'
As a writer and reporter focusing on issues related to youth, migration and the environment, Markham's fiction and journalism have appeared in outlets such as VQR (where she is a Contributing Editor), Harper's, The New Yorker.com, The Guardian, VICE, Mother Jones, The Atlantic and on This American Life. In addition to writing, Markham has spent over a decade working with immigrant communities in the Bay Area. She teaches writing at the Ashland University MFA in Writing Program, Left Margin Lit, and the University of San Francisco.
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*cover photo by Pedro Pardo