Xochitl Gonzalez
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Xochitl Gonzalez on May 17, 2024 | UCSB Arts & Lectures

2023 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Bestselling Author

Xochitl Gonzalez

Latinx Voices Are American Voices

Fri, May 17 | 7:30 PM  
Campbell Hall
Past Event

“Gonzalez has that particular penchant for navigating perspectives in a voice that’s at once delightfully humorous and sobering.” Elle

Pulitzer Prize finalist, cultural critic, producer and screenwriter Xochitl Gonzalez is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of its newsletter Brooklyn, Everywhere, about class, gentrification and the American Dream. Her debut novel, Olga Dies Dreaming, was named a Best of 2022 by The New York Times, Time magazine, The Washington Post and NPR. Her highly-anticipated new book, Anita de Monte Laughs Last, was released in March 2024. Gonzalez writes with love about Latinx issues, bringing nuance and complexity to stories about class, labor and culture laced with wry humor and filled with abundant moral clarity.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s


Postponed: pre-event LatinXtravaganza Santa Barbara
(future date to be announced).

Fri, May 17 | 7:30 PM  
Campbell Hall
Past Event


Learn More

Gentrification Is Not Passive, by Xochitl Gonzalez

NPR Book Review: Anita de Monte Laughs Last

Part of the Justice for All Programming Initiative

Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Eva & Yoel Haller, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation

Presented in association with UCSB departments of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Sociology

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