Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
Helen Prejean

  • About this Author
author spotlight

Sister Helen Prejean travels extensively, giving, on average, 140 lectures a year, seeking to ignite public discourse on the death penalty. She has appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight, 60 Minutes, Oprah, NPR, and an NBC special series on capital punishment. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille and lives in Louisiana.


From the Hardcover edition.

author bookshelf
Sort: Date  Format  Price  Title

Exam Copy
Dead Man Walking
The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate
Written by Helen Prejean
Preface by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Afterword by Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 31, 1994
Price: $15.00

In Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean takes the reader inside the United States' death penalty system and asks how can a society benefit from replicating the violence it condemns.  In 1982, she became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, convicted of the murder of two teenagers and sentenced to die in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Dead Man Walking
An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States
Written by Helen Prejean
Preface by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Afterword by Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Death of Innocents
An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
Written by Helen Prejean


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 24, 2006
Price: $16.00

Sister Helen Prejean was a little-known Roman Catholic nun from Louisiana when in 1993, her first book Dead Man Walking, challenged the way we look at the death penalty in America. It became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Now in The Death of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Death of Innocents
An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
Written by Helen Prejean


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 24, 2006
Price: $11.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Page 1 of 1