Pulitzer prize-winner Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, joins Matt d’Ancona to discuss her new book Caste: The Lies That Divide Us. It’s a game-changing analysis of inequality and injustice that will change the way we talk and think about human nature and its reflection in issues of race and class. Isabel has described Caste as “the missing puzzle piece to understanding events unfolding before our very eyes, on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Chair: Matthew d’Ancona, Editor and partner, Tortoise
Isabel Wilkerson is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author of The Warmth of Other Suns (2010) which was named in The New York Times’s list of the Best Nonfiction of All Time. Her writing has garnered praise from Toni Morrison, Gay Talese, and Jill Lepore, and comparisons to landmark writers like John Steinbeck and Zora Neale Hurston. She has taught at Princeton, Emory, and Boston Universities and has lectured at more than two hundred other colleges and universities across the United States and in Europe and Asia. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African-American to win for individual reporting.