Samantha Dunn

BOOKISH, Sunday, May 7 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Samantha Dunn has a broad career in publishing. She’s currently the senior editor of premium content at the Southern California News Group, which publishes the Orange County Register and Pasadena Star-News, among other regional newspapers. She produces the virtual program on BOOKISH about authors, thinkers and the literary life with host Sandra Tsing Loh. Sam is also the author of several books including the novel Failing Paris, a finalist for the PEN Fiction award, and a bestselling memoir, Not By Accident: Reconstructing a Careless Life, as well as Faith in Carlos Gomez: A Memoir of Salsa, Sex and Salvation. Sam’s work is anthologized in a number of places, including the short story anthology, Women on the Edge: Writing from Los Angeles, which she co-edited, and her bylines have been in O the Oprah Magazine, Ms., In style, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and many other places. She’s also written for the stage and has taken a few turns screenwriting as a member of the Writers Guild of America. An acclaimed writing instructor, she teaches creative nonfiction at Chapman University and through the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers with Pam Houston.