DULUTH, Minn. (Oct. 7, 2013) — Writer Katherine Boo, who has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and a MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grant, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Mitchell Auditorium on The College of St. Scholastica campus.
Boo’s 2012 book “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” is the focus of her lecture, “Life, Death and Hope in Mumbai, India.” The event is free and open to the public.
Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and formerly served as a reporter and editor for The Washington Post. The focus of her reporting work has been on disadvantaged communities, and her first book is a narrative nonfiction account of the unspeakable poverty that faces many people in Mumbai, India. For the last decade she has divided her time between the United States and India, the birthplace of her husband.
This lecture is sponsored by The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace & Justice at The College of St. Scholastica and funded in part by the Warner Lecture Series of the Manitou Fund, the DeWitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation and from Mary C. Van Evera in memory of William Van Evera, a former trustee of the College.
Additional support has been received by the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation and from Reader Weekly of Duluth.
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