BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo has been honored as the 2012 National Book Award winner for Nonfiction
Congratulations to Katherine Boo, winner of the 2012 Nonfiction National Book Award for Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity! The Random House hardcover and e-book, and Random House Audio is a landmark debut work of narrative nonfiction that tells the story of families striving toward a better life in a slum in Mumbai, one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. Its superb reviews have been mirrored by its extended appearance on national bestseller lists. In accepting her award, Katherine Boo thanked “the ferocious women at Random House,” including her editor Kate Medina, publicist London King, and Gina Centrello, President and Publisher, Random House Publishing Group. We are thrilled for our author and for our Random House Publishing Group colleagues on this triumphant occasion for them and for Random House, Inc. Read the full press release here. Visit the National Book Awards website here.