Tucson Festival of Books

Jean Guerrero (she/her)



Merima Helig

Jean Guerrero is a columnist at the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of "Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda" and "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir," which won a PEN Literary Award and was named one of NPR's Best Books of 2019. Her writing is featured in Vanity Fair, Politico, The Nation, Wired, the New York Times, The Washington Post, Best American Essays 2019 by Rebecca Solnit and more. She won the 2022 "Best Commentary" award from the Sacramento Press Club. While working at KPBS as an investigative border reporter, she won an Emmy, contributed to NPR, the PBS NewsHour and more. Months before Trump’s family separations captured national attention, her PBS reporting on the practice was cited by members of Congress. She started her career at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires as a foreign correspondent in Mexico and Central America. She was named one of the California Chicano News Media Association’s most influential Latina journalists.

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Awards: PEN Literary Award

Communities: Hispanic or Latinx, Mixed Race


Scheduled events:
Survival and Redemption
Keith Corbin, Jean Guerrero and Efren Olivares have come to the festival with stories exploring how personal challenges -- family separation, gangs, crime or the lack of a support system -- shape the person they became.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Keith Corbin, Jean Guerrero, Efrén Olivares
Moderator: Maurice Goldman
This Is Your Life
These three authors have come to the festival with stories told straight from the heart ... and their own personal lives. They aren't always easy to read. Where did they draw the line when considering what to write about and what to keep private?

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laura Cathcart Robbins, Keith Corbin, Jean Guerrero
Moderator: Laura Cathcart Robbins

Books:
Crux
A Daughter's Quest for Her Border-Crossing Father
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Random House Publishing Group
February 2023
ISBN 9780399592416
368 pages

Hatemonger
Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
HarperCollins Publishers
August 2021
ISBN 9780062986726
336 pages