About the author
Isabel Wilkerson is a journalist, bestselling author, and Pulitzer Prize, winner. She is the recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Nonfiction, the Lynton History Prize from Harvard and Columbia universities, and the Stephen Ambrose Oral History Prize.
Previously, Wilkerson worked as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times, where she won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 1994. She has taught journalism at Emory University, Princeton University, Northwestern University, and Boston University's College of Communication.