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Mark Arax

Mark Arax is an author and journalist whose writings on California and the West have received numerous awards for literary non-fiction. A former staffer at the Los Angeles Times, his work has appeared in the New York Times and The California Sunday Magazine. His books include a memoir of his father's murder, a collection of essays about the West, and the best-selling The King of California, which won a California Book Award, the William Saroyan Prize from Stanford University, and was named a top book of 2004 by the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in Fresno, California.