University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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John B. Washington


John Washington is a journalist, novelist and translator. He is a frequent contributor to The Nation, among other magazines, where he writes about immigration, criminal justice, and food. Working with Daniela Maria Ugaz, he translated "The History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America" (2016) and "The Beast" (2014), both by Salvadoran journalist Oscar Martinez. They also translated Sandra Rodriguez's "The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sister: Life and Death in Juarez" (2015).


Scheduled events:
WORKSHOP: Translation with John Washington
John Washington shares his expertise in translating books from Spanish to English, including "The History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America" by Oscar Martinez, co-translated with Daniela Ugaz.

Integrated Learning Center Room 151 (Seats 28, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: John Washington

Books:
A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Verso
March 2017
ISBN 9781784781712
Paperback, 288 pages
$16.95, NYP
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This is a book about one of the deadliest places in the world El Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years, with Guatemala close behind. More/less

The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Verso
June 2014
ISBN 9781781682975
Paperback, 224 pages
$17.95, INSTORE
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One day a few years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. More/less

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