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Chasing Hope

Nicholas Kristof
Wed May 22

Chasing Hope

Nicholas Kristof
Wed May 22

Chasing Hope

Nicholas Kristof in conversation with Krys Boyd, KERA

Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CT
Nicholas Kristof

From Pulitzer Prize–winning author Nicholas KristofChasing Hope is a gripping memoir about his life in journalism. Since 1984, Kristof has worked for the New York Times, becoming one of the foremost reporters of his generation. Here, he recounts his path from a small-town farm in Oregon to reporting from Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo, while traveling to India, Africa, and Europe. Kristof witnessed and wrote about century-defining events: the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre, the Darfur genocide in Sudan, and the wave of addiction that swept through working-class America.

This is a candid memoir of vulnerability and courage, humility and purpose—a singular tale of the trials, tribulations, and hope to be found in a life dedicated to the pursuit of truth.

Nicholas D. Kristof has co-authored several books with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, including A Path Appears, Half the Sky, and Tightrope. Together they were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China. They also received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement. He won his second Pulitzer Prize for his columns on Darfur.

“Nick Kristof is a journalistic exemplar, practicing the art of storytelling in its purest form.” —Katie Couric

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    From Pulitzer Prize–winning author Nicholas KristofChasing Hope is a gripping memoir about his life in journalism. Since 1984, Kristof has worked for the New York Times, becoming one of the foremost reporters of his generation. Here, he recounts his path from a small-town farm in Oregon to reporting from Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo, while traveling to India, Africa, and Europe. Kristof witnessed and wrote about century-defining events: the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre, the Darfur genocide in Sudan, and the wave of addiction that swept through working-class America.

    This is a candid memoir of vulnerability and courage, humility and purpose—a singular tale of the trials, tribulations, and hope to be found in a life dedicated to the pursuit of truth.

    Nicholas D. Kristof has co-authored several books with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, including A Path Appears, Half the Sky, and Tightrope. Together they were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China. They also received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement. He won his second Pulitzer Prize for his columns on Darfur.

    “Nick Kristof is a journalistic exemplar, practicing the art of storytelling in its purest form.” —Katie Couric