Nicholas Dawidoff’s book, The Other Side of Prospect, interweaves social history, true crime, and biography in this sprawling report on the 2006 murder of a grandfather in New Haven, CT. is a sweeping account of how the injustices of racism and inequality reverberate through the generations, and a beautifully written portrait of American city life, told through a group of unforgettable people and their intertwined experiences.
Urban Division and Decay — Nicholas Dawidoff
Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of six books, including his new book, The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City. His book, The Fly Swatter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and another, In The Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music, was named one of the greatest all-time works of travel literature by Condé Nast Traveller.
His first book, The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg was a national bestseller and appeared on many 1994 best book lists. His 2013 book Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football, was a finalist for a PEN America literary award. He is also the editor of the Library of America’s Baseball: A Literary Anthology.
A graduate of Harvard University, he has been a Guggenheim, a Civitella Ranieri, and a Berlin Prize fellow and is a contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and the American Scholar