Katherine Boo is an investigative journalist focusing on matters of poverty and opportunity. A contributor to the New Yorker magazine since 2001, she was previously a reporter and editor at the Washington Post. Among the honours her work has received are a MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' Grant, a National Magazine Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. This, her first book, won the 2012 National Book Award for Non-Fiction and the PEN/Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
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