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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Nicholas D. Kristof Writes About His Life in Journalism

03 May 2024

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Nicholas D. Kristof Writes About His Life in Journalism

New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Bestselling Author Nicholas D. Kristof will release a new memoir on May 14. Chasing Hope: A Reporter's Life is available for preorder now and is an intimate and gripping portrait of Kristof’s life in journalism.

Since 1984, Kristof, who is also an APB exclusive speaker, has worked almost continuously for The New York Times as a reporter, foreign correspondent, bureau chief and now columnist—becoming one of the foremost reporters of his generation. In the book, he recounts his event-filled path from a small town farm in Oregon to every corner of the world.

Reporting from Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo, while traveling far afield to India, Africa and Europe, Kristof witnessed and wrote about century-defining events: the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre, the Yemeni civil war, the Darfur genocide in Sudan and the wave of addiction and despair that swept through his hometown and a broad swath of working-class America. 

In the book, Kristof also writes about some of the great members of his profession and introduces us to extraordinary people he has met. These are the people, the heroes, who have allowed Kristof to remain optimistic.

“In Chasing Hope, Nick Kristof tells the stories behind the headlines: the hidden injustices he exposed, the risks he took and the history he watched unfold,” says Sheryl Sandberg, founder, LeanIn.org. “This courageous memoir is uplifting and will inspire anyone interested in building a better world. I hope you read it!”

Kristof and his wife, Journalist Sheryl WuDunn, have written five bestselling books: Tightrope, Half the Sky, A Path AppearsChina Wakes and Thunder from the East. Oprah Winfrey devoted two full episodes to their work, and they have been on countless other television programs. Half the Sky and A Path Appears each inspired a prime-time PBS documentary series.

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