The Craft of Writing:
Katherine Boo, 2004 National Public Radio
Quiet with a slight figure, Boo says her reporting method is to become invisible -- to fade into the background and let life happen as she writes it down. Boo speaks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden in the first of a series of interviews with some of this year's National Magazine Award Winners.
Before joining The New Yorker, Boo was a writer and editor for the Washington Post, where for a decade she was a member of the Outlook and Investigative staffs. She has also written for the Washington City Paper and The Washington Monthly. In 2000, she received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, and in 2003 she was awarded a MacArthur fellowship to recognize and further her body of work on America’s aspiration-rich working poor.
Katherine Boo is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank on public policy. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Presented by: Katherine Boo, 2002 Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism
Sunday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m.