New Letters
On The Air

Isabel Wilkerson


Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20111014, 20110225

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson talks about her 2010 debut book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, winner of several prizes, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction. She discusses writing the book, now out in paperback, which stems from over 1,200 interviews and chronicles the movement of African-Americans from 1915-1970, from the Jim Crow south to the urban North and West. She reads passages from the book, including one that reveals her own family's experience migrating north to uncertain futures and possibilities.

(Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0)

| Subject Matter: Race, History, The South | Interview Year: 2011 | Genre: Nonfiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award |

See All audio

Kansas City Literary Events

Coutley, Gaskin & Molberg

Friday, August 21, 2020
Kansas City, Mo.


Our Mission

New Letters, New Letters on the Air, and our affiliate publisher, BkMk Press, stand in solidarity with our black writers, readers, listeners, friends, and community. Read our full statement here.


Individual Issues of New Letters Magazine

To order an individual issue of New Letters magazine, please call 816-235-1169 or visit our online store here.