Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo '88 has received the National Book Award for her first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Set in a Mumbai slum, Boo's book is about "a boy and his harsh and illuminating education in the consequences of crime or perceived crime," writes The Washington PostAdditional coverage of the award appeared in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, and CBS News.

Presented by the National Book Foundation, this award reconizes the best of American literature, celebrating great writing and advancing the careers of both established and emerging writers.

Read a review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers from Barnard Magazine, as well as a review in The New York Times.