Dreamland (OBOC 2018-2019)

One Book, One College 2018-2019

Sam Quinones

The above photo and the following excerpt is from Sam Quinones' bio on his website

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

His most recent book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Bloomsbury Press.

His career as a journalist has spanned almost 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 LA 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."

Sam Quinones' Website

The author's website contains much information related to Dreamland, his other books, and the issues/subjects he is passionate about. 

Some useful links from his website:


Quinones' testimony at the US Senate on the opioid crisis on January 9, 2018.

Other Books by Quinones