Michelle Bowdler

Longlist, 2020 National Book Awards

Michelle Bowdler is the Executive Director of Health and Wellness at Tufts University and, after graduating from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has worked on social justice issues related to rape for over a decade. Is Rape a Crime? is her first book.
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Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto

ISBN 9781250255631 Flatiron Books / Macmillan Publishers

The crime of rape sizzles like a lightning strike. It pounces, flattens, destroys. A person stands whole, and in a moment of unexpected violence, that life, that body is gone. More about this book >

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Michelle Bowdler

Michelle Bowdler is the Executive Director of Health and Wellness at Tufts University and, after graduating from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has worked on social justice issues related to rape for over a decade. Is Rape a Crime? is her first book. She is a recipient of a 2017 Barbara Deming Memorial Award and has been a Fellow at Ragdale and MacDowell. Michelle’s writing has been published in the New York Times and her essays “Eventually You Tell Your Kids” and “Babelogue” were nominated for Pushcart Prizes.

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