Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is a writer and reporter whose work most often concerns issues related to youth, migration, the environment, and her home state of California. She is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, which won the 2018 Ridenhour Book Prize, the Northern California Book Award, and a California Book Award Silver Prize. In addition to writing, Markham works as a part-time administrator at a high school for immigrant youth in Oakland and teaches writing at the Ashland University MFA in Writing Program, Left Margin Lit, and the University of San Francisco.