Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns, the New York Times bestseller and 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award winner. The book explores the migration of close to six million black Americans who left the South for uncertain futures in the North and West. Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of the New York Times in 1994, 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. She has appeared on national programs such as CBS’ 60 Minutes, PBS’s Charlie Rose, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, NBC’s Nightly News and C-SPAN.
"Her deeply researched history of black migration from the American South, […] is a magisterial work.”—Random House
"… a brilliant and stirring epic, the first book to cover the full half-century of the Great Migration… Wilkerson combines impressive research…with great narrative and literary power." — John Stauffer, The Wall Street Journal
"Not since Alex Haley’s Roots has there been a history of equal literary quality where the writing surmounts the rhythmic soul of fiction, where the writer’s voice sings a song of redemptive glory as true as Faulkner’s southern cantatas.” —The San Francisco Examiner
"[An] extraordinary and evocative work.” — The Washington Post
”A captivating tale of hardship and perseverance that is at once epic, and strikingly intimate.” — The Daily Beast