John Washington writes about immigration and border politics, as well as criminal justice and literature. His first book, "The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexico Border and Beyond," is forthcoming in May of 2020 from Verso Books. Washington is also a translator, having 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 www.jblackburnwashington.com.
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