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Alex Kotlowitz

For forty years, ALEX KOTLOWITZ has been telling stories from the heart of America, deeply intimate tales of struggle and perseverance. He's the author of four books, including the forthcoming An American Summer -- and the national bestseller There Are No Children Here which the NY Public Library selected as one of the 150 most import important books of the twentieth century. The Other Side of the River and There Are No Children Here were each a New York Times Notable Book of the year. Kotlowitz's work has appeared in an array of publications, including The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker -- and he contributes to public radio's This American Life. His acclaimed documentary The Interrupters premiered at Sundance and was awarded the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary and an Emmy. His honors include a George Polk Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, two Peabodys and two Columbia duPonts. Raised in New York, he's been a Chicagoan for some thirty-five years where he lives with his wife, Maria Woltjen, who runs the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. They have two children, Mattie and Lucas. Kotlowitz teaches journalism at Northwestern University.

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Best Sellers

    • There Are No Children Here

    • The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
    • By: Alex Kotlowitz
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 793
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 794

    This New York Public Library selection as one of the 150 most important books of the 20th century is a true-life portrait of growing up in the Chicago projects....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Six stars

    • By Caro on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $18.80

    • The Other Side of the River

    • By: Alex Kotlowitz
    • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Two Michigan towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, separated by the St. Joseph River, are geographically close, yet worlds apart...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought Provoking Book

    • By Patrick on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $19.93

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