Isabel Wilkerson won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing as Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times. The first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism and the first African American to win for individual reporting, she has also won the George Polk Award and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She has lectured on narrative at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University and has served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University and as the James M. Cox Jr. Professor of Journalism at Emory University. She is currently Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University. During The great migration, her parents journeyed from Georgia and southern Virginia to Washington, D.C., where she was born and reared. This is her first book. (added from Random House)
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration 3,161 copies, 127 reviews
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents 416 copies, 22 reviews
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (Contributor) 556 copies, 18 reviews
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (Contributor, some editions) 442 copies
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