Alex Espinoza

Alex Espinoza is the author of Still Water SaintsThe Five Acts of Diego León, and Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime. He’s written for the L.A. Times, the NY Times Magazine, VQRLitHub, and NPR's All Things Considered. The recipient of fellowships from the NEA and MacDowell as well as an American Book Award, he lives in Los Angeles and is the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at UC Riverside.

In his memoir, Unforgetting, Roberto Lovato frames history through a personal lens.

The Wounds of History

Roberto Lovato’s Unforgetting chronicles public and private wars.

An informal get-together among participants at the first Community of Writers, in 1970. From left: Marilyn Hill (UC Extension), Oakley Hall, and Blair Fuller. The Community of Writers marks its 50th anniversary this year.

Community of Writers Turns 50

Writer Alex Espinoza finds that being surrounded by others engaged in the same pursuit only makes him better at his craft. 

Spring 2020 Nonfiction Picks

Complicating the ordinary, letters from home, the arrival of a meteorite, and the disappearance of a son: E.J. Koh, Dinah Lenney, Harry Dodge, and Roman Dial take us into very different, very real worlds with these nonfiction selections. 


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