Alex Kotlowitz

Alex Kotlowitz is best known for his first book, There Are No Children Here, which received numerous awards and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important books of the century. Between books he contributes to the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and public radio's This American Life. In 2011, he co-directed The Interrupters with fellow Oak Park resident, filmmaker Steve James. Learn more about Alex Kotlowitz at

There are No Children Here (1991)
The Other Side of the River (1998)

Never a City So Real (2004)

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