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“Gonzalez has that particular penchant for navigating perspectives in a voice that’s at once delightfully humorous and sobering.” Elle

Pulitzer Prize finalist, cultural critic, producer and screenwriter Xochitl Gonzalez is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of its newsletter Brooklyn, Everywhere, about class, gentrification and the American Dream. Her debut novel, Olga Dies Dreaming, was named a Best of 2022 by The New York TimesTime magazine, The Washington Post and NPR. Her highly-anticipated new book, Anita de Monte Laughs Last, was released in March 2024. Gonzalez writes with love about Latinx issues, bringing nuance and complexity to stories about class, labor and culture laced with wry humor and filled with abundant moral clarity.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s

Arrive starting at 5 PM for LatinXtravaganza Santa Barbara, a vibrant celebration of Latinx culture and history. Part of A&L's Thematic Learning Initiative.

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