John Washington

John Washington is a staff writer at Arizona Luminaria, a community-focused media outlet where he writes about the border, climate change, democracy, and more. His first book, "The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexico Border and Beyond," was published in 2020 by Verso Books. Washington is also a translator, having co-translated, most recently, "The Hollywood Kid," by Óscar Martínez and Juan Martínez, and Blood Barrios, by Alberto Arce, which won a PEN Translates Award. Find more of his work at

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