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Katherine Boo

Katherine J. Boo is an American investigative journalist who has documented the lives of people in poverty. She has won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service , the MacArthur "genius" award , and the National Book Award for Nonfiction . She has been a staff writer for the 'New Yorker' magazine since 2003. Her book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, won nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in addition to the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Wikipedia*

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Katherine Boo has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1994 Roundtable. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2012 with an average of 634 views per program.

Appearances by Title:c. December 13, 1994 - Present Correspondent, [Washington Post] Videos: 2 c. January 1, 2005 - Present Senior Fellow, New America Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • 2012 National Book Awards

    2012 National Book Awards

    Television and radio host Faith Salie hosted the 63rd annual National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation presented The…

  • <em>The Washington Monthly</em> 25th Anniversary

    The Washington Monthly 25th Anniversary

    The participants discussed the differences between opinion writing and mainstream journalism. They also recounted stories of…

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