Los Angeles writer Jesse Katz is the author of The Opposite Field, a memoir of raising a son and reviving a Little League in the immigrant suburbs of Eastside L.A. A journalist for the better part of three decades, he shared in two Pulitzer Prizes as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and was a Pulitzer finalist for his coverage of street gangs. As a senior writer at Los Angeles magazine, he received the PEN Center USA’s literary journalism award, the James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, the National Press Club’s Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award, and four City and Regional Magazine Association gold medals. His articles have been reprinted in The Best American Magazine Writing and The Best American Crime Writing. He also has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, Details, Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly, and Food & Wine. He is a visiting professor in the literary journalism program at UC Irvine, and a creative writing teacher in L.A.’s juvenile halls. His blog, News from The Opposite Field, can be found at byjessekatz.com.