Elaine Elinson

Elaine Elinson is the coauthor of “Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California,” which received a Gold Medal from the California Book Awards in 2010. A former reporter with Pacific News Service in Southeast Asia, Elinson’s writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications from the San Francisco Chronicle to Woman’s Day. She served as the communications director for the ACLU of Northern California and currently writes for the National Parks Service about civil rights history. Elinson was named a Library Laureate by the San Francisco Public Library and has been awarded writing residencies at Hedgebrook, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Mesa Refuge, and the Anderson Center.