Author and Journalist
Alex Kotlowitz is the award-winning author of three books including “There Are No Children Here” and “The Other Side of the River.” He is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and public radio’s This American Life, and his writing has been collected in numerous anthologies. Kotlowitz’s work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal (where he was a staff writer for 10 years), as well as on PBS’s Frontline and NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. His journalism honors include the George Foster Peabody Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the George Polk Award and the Thurgood Marshall Award. His recent film, The Interrupters, a collaboration with Steve James, premiered this past January at Sundance.