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March 14th, 2011

Isabel Wilkerson Wins National Book Critics Award


Professor Isabel Wilkerson just won two of the most prestigious literary awards in the country for The Warmth of Other Suns, her new book tracing the Great Migration. “It’s a tremendous honor and an august moment,” Wilkerson said, upon learning that she had beat other finalists to capture the 37-year-old National Book Critics Circle Award […]

September 15th, 2010

Tracking the Great Migration


Isabel Wilkerson’s first book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Random House) traces the lives of Ida Mae Gladney, George Starling and Robert Foster from their difficult beginnings in the South, to their critical decisions to leave behind all they know and look for a better life in Chicago, […]