PERSONAL: Female. Education: Harvard University, B.A.
CAREER: Reporter in Des Moines, IA, and Milwaukee, WI; New York Newsday, New York, NY, reporter, 1990-1995; New York Times, New York, NY, reporter, 1995—.
AWARDS, HONORS: Mike Berger Award, Columbia University School of Journalism, 1994, for New York Newsday series on Shirley Wilder; fellowship, Alicia Patterson Foundation; George Polk Award for distinguished media coverage, 1995; Helen Bernstein Book Award, New York Public Library, 2002, for The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care; Holtzbrinck fellowship in Journalism, American Academy, 2002; PEN literary award, 2002, for The Lost Children of Wilder.
The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to
Change Foster Care, Pantheon Books (New York, NY), 2001.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Denver Post, April 8, 2001, Steve Weinberg, "Wicked Child-Care System Unveiled."
New York Times Book Review, March 25, 2001, Tanya Luhrmann, "A Perfect Test Case," p. 8.
Publishers Weekly, December 18, 2000, review of TheLost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care.*