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Jean Guerrero is an award-winning journalist and speaker, Currently, she's an opinion columnist at the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda. Her first book, Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir, 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. As an investigative border reporter at KPBS, 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.


"Hatemonger is a must-read for those who want to understand how small minds steeped in extremist methods have amassed great power in the 21st century. A superbly reported and haunting American tragedy.”

-Rachel Slade, author of the national bestseller Into the Raging Sea


“In her devastatingly beautiful memoir . . . she tracks her father through his lineage of mystics; his shadowy past; and his years of obsession ... and even brilliance.”

-The National Book Review

"Crux is everything I want in a memoir ... Jean Guerrero has a poet’s lyrical sense, a journalist’s dogged devotion to truth, and a fast and far-reaching mind."

-Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart

"The genius of Guerrero’s exquisite creation lies beyond her lyrical descriptions, and visceral phrases  ... What truly makes this book extraordinary is the careful layering and connections ... the kind of memoir that seems to redefine the genre."

-Los Angeles Review of Books