Nation/World
8:39 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Journalist And Author Katherine Boo Coming To UIS

Credit Random House Publishing

The University of Illinois Springfield One Book reading program last fall put the tale of Indian slum dwellers in the hands of students, staff, faculty and community members.

Katherine Boo is the author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.

"I hope that when you read a book like this, you're not seeing the people of Annawadi as some remote 'other', but that you're recognizing how much people have in common... there's so much human 'connective tissue' in this world." - Katherine Boo

Boo joined us on Illinois Edition from London to tell us about the residents of the Annawadi slum, with whom she's developed a deep connection since she first arrived in Mumbai six years ago:

full interview with the author

Behind the Beautiful Forevers will be the center of a book discussion Tuesday April 1st at the Sangamon Auditorium on the Springfield campus of the University of Illinois.  The event, beginning at 7 pm, is free and open to the public.  Advance ticket reservations are encouraged. 

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