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Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano at the 2012 Texas Book Festival.

Gustavo Arellano is the publisher and editor of Orange County's alternative weekly OC Weekly, and the author of the column ¡Ask a Mexican!, which is syndicated nationally.[1][2][3] Arellano has won numerous awards for the column, including the 2006 and 2008 Best Non-Political Column in a large-circulation weekly from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, the 2007 Presidents Award from the Los Angeles Press Club and an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a 2008 Latino Spirit award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus.[4]

The columns were collected in book form in 2008 as ¡Ask a Mexican! (Scribners, ISBN 978-1416540038). Arellano has published two further books: Orange County: A Personal History (Scribners, 2008, ISBN 978-1416540045), and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America (Scribners, 2012, ISBN 978-1439148617)

He is a cousin of actress Jessica Alba.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Daniel Hernandez, "Inquiring Gringos Want to Know", Banderas News, September 2006. Accessed 2010-10-21.
  2. ^ Tim Gaynor, "Confused by your neighbors? Then Ask a Mexican!", Reuters, 1 May 2007. Accessed 2010-10-21.
  3. ^ Interview with “¡Ask a Mexican!” author Gustavo Arellano
  4. ^ "Gustavo Arellano". Simon & Shuster Authors. Simon & Schuster, Inc. Retrieved 2 March 2017. He has received the President’s Award from the Los Angeles Press Club, an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a 2008 Latino Spirit Award from the California State legislature. 
  5. ^ http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2010/01/gustavo_related_to_jessica_alb.php

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