Award winning journalist Sam Quinones will present “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Young Auditorium on the UW-Whitewater campus.
Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former Los Angeles Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction including “Dreamland”, the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for general nonfiction. The book chronicles the opiate crisis that took hold in Portsmouth, Ohio and how the town came together to address the dependency and work toward economic and social revitalization. “Dreamland” was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and on over a dozen “Best Books of 2015” lists.
Quinones spent 10 years with the Los Angeles Times and has also published in National Geographic, Pacific Standard magazine, the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and other outlets.
The event is free and open to the public.