Carolyn Forché

Finalist, 2019 National Book Awards

Carolyn Forché’s fifth collection, In the Lateness of the World, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her memoir What You Have Heard Is True was a Finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America.
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What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

ISBN 9780525560371 Penguin Press / Penguin Random House

What You Have Heard Is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman's brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. Written by one of the most gifted poets of her generation, this is the story of a woman's radical act of empathy, and her fateful encounter with an intriguing man who changes the course of her life. More about this book >

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Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché’s fifth collection, In the Lateness of the World, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her memoir What You Have Heard Is True was a Finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. A recipient of the Windham Campbell Prize, she is Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and Distinguished University Professor at Georgetown University.

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