In this special edition of Well Read, entitled “Author to Author,” best-selling author Sam Quinones will be speaking with guest host and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar about his latest work of narrative nonfiction, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (2015). In it, Quinones, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, intertwines two tales of rampant addiction: the first account examines Purdue Pharma’s decision to aggressively market OxyContin in the 1990s; the second details the arrival of black-tar heroin and innovative drug trafficking (replete with “speedy delivery” and remarkable customer service) in the U.S. Since its April 2015 release, Dreamland has graced the “Best of 2015” lists of numerous publications. In the video clip above, Quinones discusses the dangerous link between OxyContin and heroin.
To watch his full conversation with Tobar, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, April 15th.
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