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Oct  10

Katherine Boo – CANCELLED

In a talk called, “Poverty In The Context Of Plenty: Life, Death And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity,” journalist Kate Boo will disuss her recent book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.

Part of the Ethics of Wealth Series. Co-sponsored with Stanford Ethics in Society

Event Details: CANCELLED

Date: Thursday, 10/10/13 Cancelled
Time: 5:30pm
Location:  Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive


Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. She learned to report at the alternative weekly, Washington City Paper, after which she worked as a writer and co-editor of The Washington Monthly magazine. Over the years, her reporting from disadvantaged communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur “Genius” grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. For the last decade, she has divided her time between the United States and India, the birthplace of her husband, Sunil Khilnani. Her first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, was published in February 2012 by Random House. “[An] exquisitely accomplished first book. Novelists dream of defining characters this swiftly and beautifully, but Ms. Boo is not a novelist. She is one of those rare, deep-digging journalists who can make truth surpass fiction, a documentarian with a superb sense of human drama. She makes it very easy to forget that this book is the work of a reporter. …. Comparison to Dickens is not unwarranted.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times