Pulitzer-prize winning author to speak at University of Evansville

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eli Saslow is scheduled to speak at UE about his book ‘Rising Out of Hatred,’ the story of how former white nationalist leader Derek Black changed his heart, mind, and political viewpoints. (Photo courtesy University of Evansville)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eli Saslow is scheduled to speak at the University of Evansville about his book ‘Rising Out of Hatred.’

‘Rising Out of Hatred’ is the story of how former white nationalist leader Derek Black changed his heart, mind, and political viewpoints.

Saslow will be speaking on Thursday at 7 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway Center.

The event is free and open to the public, and no RSVP is required.

A testament to the power of education to broaden minds and spark conversation, ‘Rising Out of Hatred’ was the common read for UE’s Honors Program freshmen this year.

Saslow won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for a series of stories about food stamps and food insecurity in the United States.

Collected into the book American Hunger, his stories were praised as “unsettling and nuanced…forcing readers to grapple with issues of poverty and dependency.”

Saslow was also named one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing in 2013, 2016 and 2017. His stories in The Washington Post have been recognized with George Pol Award, a PEN Literary Award, a James Beard Award, and other honors.

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(This story was originally published on November 7, 2019)

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