Barry Siegel

Barry Siegel, a PulitzerPrize-winning former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, directs the literary journalism program at Univeristy of California, Irvine, where he is a professor of English. He is the author of seven books, including four volumes of narrative nonfiction and three novels set in imaginary Chumash County on the central coast of California. The unconventional narratives he wrote for The Times, many about communities struggling with moral dilemmas, took him to all corners of the nation and beyond — from the dirt-poor towns of Donalsonville and Willacoochee in Georgia to Callao, Peru, and Rio Frio, Costa Rica; from Charleston, South Carolina to the Amish region of southern Indiana.