Posts Tagged ‘Katherine Boo’

Arts Roundup: King of the Congas Edition

More about Keegan Theatre's in-progress space at the Church Street Theatre [D.C. Theatre Scene]
City Paper alum Katherine Boo is a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award [Post]
A report and photos from the weekend's King of the Congas Battle in Lanham, Md. [Post]
Michael Kaiser defends the ensemble [Huffington Post D.C.]

Former City Paper Staffer Katherine Boo Wins National Book Award

Hearty congratulations go out to former City Paper staffer Katherine Boo, one of the newest winners of the prestigious National Book Award.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity, a product of the three years she spent reporting on a makeshift settlement near the Mumbai airport, won the prize for nonfiction last night.
Boo [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Mumbai Slums Meet Fat Tuesday

During her tenure at three of Washington’s biggest publications between the 1980s and early ’00s—City Paper, the Monthly, and the Post—Katherine Boo turned out spellbinding stories of the city’s underclass, from abuse at group homes for the mentally disabled (a series that earned her a Pulitzer Prize) to the real-life effects of welfare reform, with the muscle [...]