National Press Club

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof speaks at Book Rap, 9:30 am Sept. 29

September 26, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will discuss his new book, “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives: Creating Opportunity,” at a National Press Club Book Rap from 9:30-11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29.

Registration is required. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members. Club members should login for the discounted ticket.

This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit National Press Club Journalism Institute.

In “A Path Appears,” Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, investigate the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initiatives and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress.

Readers meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who developed his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tutor students in public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are transforming Kenya’s most notorious slum by expanding educational opportunities for girls.

Kristof and WuDunn have coauthored three previous books: “Half the Sky,” “Thunder from the East,” and “China Wakes.” They were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009.

Kristof previously Times bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. He won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for columns on Darfur. WuDunn worked at the Times as a business editor and foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Beijing. She now works in banking.