Author, Historian Heather Ann Thompson Talks Winning Pulitzer in 2017

Thompson’s book about the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 ‘Blood in the Water’ won the Pulitzer Prize for history.

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In April this year, author and historian Heather Ann Thompson won the Pulitzer Prize for her chilling re-telling of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 in her book, “Blood in the Water.” Thompson is a professor of African American history at the University of Michigan.

Click here to hear Thompson’s interview on Detroit Today in May shortly after the Pulitzer Prize winners were announced

In the final week of 2017, Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson is featuring interviews with people who have had stand-out years. Thompson joins the show to talk about winning the Pulitzer this year, as well as her past and future research into criminal justice issues in the United States.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.

Click here to hear Thompson talking about the Attica Prison uprising on WDET’s Created Equal podcast

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