Award-winning journalist and author of There Are No Children Here, Alex Kotlowitz, will be presented today by the USC Dornsife College and USC Spectrum.
Kotlowitz was a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal from 1984 to 1993 after freelancing for five years, whereupon he wrote for multiple magazines. Currently he contributes to The New York Times magazine and even public radio, on This American Life. Kotlowitz is also a current writer-in-residence at Northwestern University.
Most of Kotlowitz’s writings focus on social work, education, psychology, urban affairs, race, housing issues and journalism. Published in 1991, There Are No Children Here speaks of two people, Paroah and Lafeyette Rivers, and their lives growing up in a public housing project in the center of Chicago.
The event will take place in Bovard Auditorium at 7 p.m.