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Alex Kotlowitz

Alex Kotlowitz

Journalist | Nonfiction Storyteller

Best known for his influential nonfiction bestseller, There Are No Children Here, Alex Kotlowitz’s writing has been described as “the journalism of empathy.” In 2011, Kotlowitz co-produced The Interrupters, an award-winning documentary that relates the stories of three “violence interrupters.”

“Some people ask me why I write such ‘dark’ stories, but I don’t think of them that way. Instead, I marvel at the ability of people to emerge reasonably intact, sometimes with their heads held high, after fighting through such difficult circumstances.”