Mark Arax is a bestselling author and journalist whose literary nonfiction works about California and the West have won numerous accolades. His writing has featured in the New York Times and the California Sunday Magazine, and he was a previous staffer at the Los Angeles Times. His books include The Dreamt Land, In My Father's Name, West of the West, and The King of California, which earned the California Book Award, the William Saroyan Prize from Stanford University, and was chosen a top book of 2004 by the Los Angeles Times.
- The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California
- The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire
- In My Father's Name
- West of the West: Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State
- West of the West Lib/E: Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State