About the Author
Katherine Boo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a staff writer for the New Yorker. She was previously a reporter and editor at the Washington Post. Boo learned to write at the Washington City Paper and the Washington Monthly Magazine, where she was both writer and co-editor. In addition to earning the Pulitzer Prize, Boo is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" grant and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.
Boo's passion inspired her to write about the poorest and least privileged people in America, a focus that eventually took her to Mumbai, where the author worked with translators to help the stories of the Annawadi slum come to life.
Her work in India led Boo to spend the last decade between the United States and India, the birthplace of her husband, Sunil Khilnani. Behind the Beautiful Forevers is her first book.
- For more information on the author, as well as a discussion guide, photos, and videos,
check out the official website here.
- Check out Katherine Boo's award-winning "Invisible Deaths" series concerning the fatal
neglect of D.C.'s mentally challenged populations in the Washington Post.
- Katherine on Charlie Rose: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12151
- Katherine on NPR's Fresh Air: http://www.npr.org/2012/02/08/146575908/finding-life-death-and-hope-in-a -mumbai-slum
- An interview with Katherine in Guernica magazine: http://www.guernicamag.com/interviews/reporting-poverty/