Katherine Boo

Katherine Boo

India observers, devotees of immersion journalism and lovers of good writing agree: New Yorker staffer Katherine Boo’s account of life in a Mumbai slum is the best book about India in decades. The Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers - an account of the daily life of the Annawadi slum - discusses the power of journalistic truth, poverty and trust with the Wheeler Centre’s senior writer/editor Jo Case.

Who?

Portrait of Jo Case

Jo Case

Jo Case is the Program Manager at Melbourne Writers Festival. Before this, she was the Wheeler Centre’s senior writer/editor. Her first book, Boomer and Me: A memoir of motherhood, and Asperger’s is published by Hardie Grant in Australia and the UK.

Portrait of Katherine Boo

Katherine Boo

Katherine Boo, a staff writer for the New Yorker, has spent the last 20 years reporting from within poor communities, considering how societies distribute opportunity and how individuals get out of poverty.

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