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Julia ReynoldsPlease join us in the Center (MLK Library 590) on Wednesday, October 1, at 7:00pm, as former Steinbeck Fellow Julia Reynolds presents her new book, Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia GangThe event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.




Khaled Hosseini

Author Khaled Hosseini received the 2014 Steinbeck Award on Weds, September 10, in the New Student Union. "I suspect there are a lot of Ma Joads in Afghanistan right now, trying to keep their families together,” Hosseini said. Read more.





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Author Thomas Steinbeck, son of John Steinbeck, on writing 

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