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Katherine Boo

Autor(a) de Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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About the Author

Katherine Boo was born on August 12, 1964 and grew up in the Washington D. C. area. She graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. Her reporting from disadvantaged mostrar mais communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. Her first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction (2012), as well as nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers (2012) 4,402 cópias

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The Best American Magazine Writing 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo -- Nov 2011 LTER em Reviews of Early Reviewers Books (Janeiro 2012)

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This is a moving factual depiction that begins in 2008, taking 4 year swathes from the lives of a few members of Mumbai’s Annawadi slums, portraying an intricate study of the effect that scarcity and poverty has on the lives of those living, and particularly those born, into it. We see into not just everyday existence, but also into the corrupt infrastructures of law and economy at the time.
 
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TraSea | outras 293 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
Boo deserves an academy award for writing this non fiction book as if it were a novel.
 
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ben_r47 | outras 293 resenhas | Feb 22, 2024 |
themes of poverty, race and cast conflict didn't resonate with me
 
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rubyman | outras 293 resenhas | Feb 21, 2024 |
If it had been a novel I wouldn't have finished it. But I felt I had to because those people in that awful slum had to live it so at least I should witness it. Some of them keep a kind of hope for a different future. It's one of the saddest books I've read and it will stay with me. Brilliantly written.
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dhenn31 | outras 293 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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294
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46
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