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Sam Quinones

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Journalist & Author of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic"

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 Sam Quinones Biography

Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction.

His career as a journalist has spanned over 30 years. He lived for 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books. In 2004, he returned to the United States to work for the L.A. Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs.

In 2014, he resigned from the paper to return to freelancing, working for National Geographic, Pacific Standard Magazine, the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and other publications.

Columbia Journalism School selected him as a 2008 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize, for a career of excellence in covering Latin America. He is also a 1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships given to print journalists.

His cult classic, "True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx" are nonfiction stories about people on the margins of contemporary Mexico – drag queens, Oaxacan Indian basketball players, valientes, gang members, and popsicle vendors. His second book of non-fiction stories, "Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration" tell of the lives of Tijuana opera stars, velvet painters, soccer players in southwest Kansas, narco-Mennonites, immigrants who return to run for mayor, a town southeast of L.A., and a young construction worker bent on finding a new way for himself. His 2015 book, "Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic" by Bloomsbury Press, won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award.

He has lectured at more than 50 universities across the United States.

Quinones is now a freelance journalist. He and his family live in Southern California.

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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Antonio's Gun And Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration

Antonio's Gun And Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration

True Tales from Another Mexico

True Tales from Another Mexico

Speaking Topics
  • DREAMLAND: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here

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  • Journalist, author Sam Quinones to speak at Festival of Ideas

    Before writing his latest book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” Sam Quinones spent a lot of time writing about a place he later found out had a lot to do with the problem: Mexico. Quinones, the featured speaker for West Virginia University’s David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas this year, was a freelance writer there from 1994 until 2004, focusing on...

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Sam Quinones

5 out of 5

Journalist & Author of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic"

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Sam Quinones Biography

Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction.

His career as a journalist has spanned over 30 years. He lived for 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books. In 2004, he returned to the United States to work for the L.A. Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs.

In 2014, he resigned from the paper to return to freelancing, working for National Geographic, Pacific Standard Magazine, the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and other publications.

Columbia Journalism School selected him as a 2008 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize, for a career of excellence in covering Latin America. He is also a 1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships given to print journalists.

His cult classic, "True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx" are nonfiction stories about people on the margins of contemporary Mexico – drag queens, Oaxacan Indian basketball players, valientes, gang members, and popsicle vendors. His second book of non-fiction stories, "Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration" tell of the lives of Tijuana opera stars, velvet painters, soccer players in southwest Kansas, narco-Mennonites, immigrants who return to run for mayor, a town southeast of L.A., and a young construction worker bent on finding a new way for himself. His 2015 book, "Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic" by Bloomsbury Press, won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award.

He has lectured at more than 50 universities across the United States.

Quinones is now a freelance journalist. He and his family live in Southern California.

Sam Quinones Videos

  • Sam Quinones, Journalist and Social Issues Speaker
    To book Sam Quinones for your next event, please contact [email protected] And for more information about Sam Quinones (including expanded bio,...
  • Sam Quinones: America's Opiate Addiction
    Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, and author of the enthralling book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Dreamland won...
  • #YOULIVE 168 - Dreamland's Sam Quinones
    Dreamland author Sam Quinones shares his insight about the current opioids crisis based on the years of research he did for the book. Dreamland...

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Sam Quinones Speaking Topics

  • DREAMLAND: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here

FAQs on booking Sam Quinones

  • How to book Sam Quinones?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sam Quinones for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sam Quinones, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sam Quinones or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sam Quinones?

    Booking fees for Sam Quinones, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sam Quinones, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sam Quinones?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sam Quinones for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sam Quinones for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sam Quinones or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sam Quinones or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sam Quinones is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as DREAMLAND: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sam Quinones for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Sam Quinones generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donna Brazile, Charles Blow, Tony Hoffman, Richard Lui and Danny Trejo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sam Quinones for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Sam Quinones Speaker Videos

  • Sam Quinones, Journalist and Social Issues Speaker
    To book Sam Quinones for your next event, please contact [email protected] And for more information about Sam Quinones (including expanded bio, program outlines, more videos, speaking fees,...
    Sam Quinones: America's Opiate Addiction
    Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, and author of the enthralling book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Dreamland won a National Book Critics Circle award for the Best...
  • #YOULIVE 168 - Dreamland's Sam Quinones
    Dreamland author Sam Quinones shares his insight about the current opioids crisis based on the years of research he did for the book. Dreamland chronicles how the marketing of prescription drug...

Sam Quinones Speaking Topics

  • DREAMLAND: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here

Sam Quinones News

  • Journalist, author Sam Quinones to speak at Festival of Ideas

    Before writing his latest book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” Sam Quinones spent a lot of time writing about a place he later found out had a lot to do with the problem: Mexico. Quinones, the featured speaker for West Virginia University’s David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas this year, was a freelance writer there from 1994 until 2004, focusing on...

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