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Patricia Leigh Brown

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Patricia Leigh Brown is a long-time writer for The New York Times and a contributor to California Watch. For 13 years she was a staff feature writer in New York, and since 2000 has been a contributor based in the San Francisco Bureau. She began her newspaper career as a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2009-10, she was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her work has been published in numerous book collections as well as many national magazines. Brown has been a visiting lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, and is the Barach Teaching Fellow in Non-Fiction at the forthcoming Wesleyan University Writers Conference. She grew up in Highland Park, Ill.

Recent Spotlight Articles

On edge of paradise, Coachella workers live in grim conditions
In Coachella Valley – one of the poorest, densest areas of the United States – an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 migrant workers pour into already crowded trailer parks, sleeping in fields, alongside irrigation ditches, on swatches of cardboard.
Al filo de un paraíso del desierto, viven en condiciones putrefactas los campesinos de Coachella
De un extremo de la Avenida 54, un camino que corta una tajada por algunas de las tierras más fértiles en los Estados Unidos, mora la California de la imaginación popular: un lugar de pantalones cortos Bermuda, canchas de golf y cenas con champán de vistas espléndidas por encima de la piscina desbordante.
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