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Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is a writer focusing on issues related to youth, migration, the environment, and her home state of California. Her work has appeared in outlets such as Guernica, Harper's, Orion, The New Republic, The New York Times and VQR, where she is a contributing editor. Lauren is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, which was awarded the Northern California Book Award, The California Book Award Silver Medal, and the Ridenhour Prize. In addition to writing, she teaches in the MFA in Writing Programs at Ashland University and the University of San Francisco, and has spent over a decade working with immigrant and refugee youth in Oakland, California.