Keynote Author







Sasha Abramsky is a freelance journalist, a university lecturer in the writing program at UC Davis, a regular columnist for the Sacramento Bee, a contributor to the Nation Magazine, and the author of 8 books. His books include the 2013 book The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, listed by the New York Times as amongst the 100 Notable Books of the Year; the 2015 book The House of Twenty Thousand Books, listed by Kirkus Reviews as amongst the best non-fiction books of the year; and the 2017 book Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream.

Abramsky’s work has appeared in the Nation, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker online, Rolling Stone, Salon, Slate, the Guardian, the New Statesman, Haaretz, and many other publications both in the US and abroad. He lives in Sacramento with his wife Julie and their two children.