Awards

THE PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY, 2017 · BANCROFT PRIZE IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND DIPLOMACY, 2017 · RIDENHOUR BOOK PRIZE, 2017 · NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION AWARD, 2016 · MEDIA for a JUST SOCIETY BOOK AWARD, 2017 · LAW and LITERATURE BOOK AWARD, 2017 · J. WILLARD HURST AWARD IN SOCIO-LEGAL HISTORY, 2017 · SILVER GAVEL AWARD FOR MEDIA AND THE ARTS (Honorable Mention May, 2017) · NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST 2016 · LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST 2017 · CUNDILL BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST, 2017 · NEW YORK TIMES, PAPERBACK ROW, 2017 · SEATTLE TIMES, TOP TEN NON-FICTION, 2017 · NEW YORK TIMES MOST NOTABLE BOOKS  of 2016 · TOP TEN BEST BOOKS of 2016 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY · TOP TEN BEST WORKS OF NON FICTION of 2016 KIRKUS REVIEWS · TOP TEN BOOKS of 2016 NEWSWEEK · BEST HUMAN RIGHTS BOOKS of 2016 · BEST HISTORY BOOKS of 2016 BLOOMBERG · BEST BOOKS of 2016 BOSTON GLOBE · BEST NONFICTION BOOKS 2016 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR · FAVORITE BOOKS 2016 BUFFALO NEWS · TOP TEN NON-LOCAL BOOKS of 2016 BALTIMORE CITY PAPER · BEST BOOKS 2016 THE UNDEFEATED · BEST CRIMINAL JUSTICE BOOKS 2016 THE MARSHALL PROJECT · BEST NONFICTION BOOKS 2016 BOOK SCROLLING · CURATOR PICK BEST of 2016, THE SMITHSONIAN · BEST BOOKS of 2016, TROPICS OF META · AMAZON, #1 BESTSELLER LAW ENFORCEMENT · STARRED REVIEWS: KIRKUS REVIEW, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, LIBRARY JOURNAL · VARIOUS “STAFF PICKS” AT LOCAL BOOKSTORES INCLUDING BARNES AND NOBLE UNION SQUARE, MAINE BOOK SHOP AND CAFE, NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE, ETC.



Radio/Podcast

Publishers Weekly Radio, interview, 8/19

WNYC and PRI (NPR: National), “The Takeaway,” interview, 8/24

New York Times Book Review podcast, discussed by Jenny Schuessler, 8/28

WNBF (Binghamton), “Binghamton Now,” interview with Bob Joseph, 8/29

WURD Radio (Philadelphia)interview, 9/1

New York Times Book Review podcast, interview with Pamela Paul, 9/4

WICN 90.5 FM “The Public Eye,” interview with Al Vuona, 9/6

WNYC (NPR: New York), “The Leonard Lopate Show,” interview, 9/8

WCNY (NPR: Albany), “The Capitol Pressroom,” interview, air date 9/9

CBS Radio (National), “World News Roundup,” interview with Steve Kathan, 9/9

WHYY (NPR: Philadelphia), “Radio Times,” interview, 9/12

Focus on Albany, podcast interview, 9/13

WDET (NPR: Detroit), “Culture Shift,” 9/14

WEAA (NPR: Baltimore), “Marc Steiner Show,” interview, 9/14

WHYY (NPR: Philadelphia), “Radio Times,” ‘History in Review,’ 9/16

WATR (Connecticut), “Talk of the Town with Larry Rifkin,” interview, 9/20

Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR: National), “To the Best of Our Knowledge, 9/26

WBUR (NPR: National), “On Point,” 9/28

WJNJ “The Law and Legal Issues”, interview with Fred Tromberg, 9/22, air date 9/30

WPFW-FM, interview with David Rabin, 9/27

WWOD (Washington, DC), “Get Up,” interview, air date tk

WOWD-LP (Maryland), interview with Michael Causey, airdate tk

Jefferson Public Radio (NPR: California), “The Jefferson Exchange, 10/4

WDET (NPR: Detroit), “Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson,” 12/16

Woodstock Booktalk, interview with Martha Frankel, 10/12

WBTA (Batavia, NY) “Genesee Life”, interview with Lucine Kauffman, 10/12

Author Chats, interview with Elizabeth Kelley, 10/12

Michigan Public Radio (NPR), “Stateside,” 10/14

New Hampshire Public Radio, “Word of Mouth,” 10/14

Books, Beats and Beyond, interview with Taj Salaam, 10/17

Living Writers, interview with T Hetzel, 12/14

KPFK 90.7 “Beneath the Surface” (radio), interview, 10/28

KPFA Radio, “Upfront” 12/22/16

KPFA Radio “Letters and Politics”, interview, 11/1

WFAE (NPR: Charlotte), “Charlotte Talks,” 11/28

WUNC (NPR: Raleigh-Durham), “The State of Things,” 11/30

This is Hell! Radio, interview, 12/3

WITF, Smart Talk: Incarceration past and future, 1/3/17

NPR, All Things Considered, 2/5/17

WDET Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson: Pultizer Prize Winning Author Heather Ann Thompson Talks Attica and Mass Incarceration

Fulbright Podcast Book Review, 6/2/17

The Kathleen Dunne Show, 6/28/17

CBC–The Current. 8/1/17

Counterspin. 8/4/17

Dan Rather’s America, August 22, 2017

 
 

Matt Townsend Show, August 12, 2017

Jon Weiner Show, The Nation. October 5, 2017

Club Book. Episode, 67


Print/Online

Shining Light on Civil Rights, Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

A Complete Story of Attica: At long last. New Politics.

On the Hard Path to Prison Reform: An Interview with Heather Ann Thompson. The Progressive.

The Millions, “Most Anticipated,” 7/13

Kirkus, starred review, 7/21

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, news story by Gary Craig, online 8/13, in print 8/14

“New Book on Attica Uprising Will Reopen Old Wounds”

“Attica Yet to Give Up All Its Secrets”

Associated Pressnews story by Michael Virtanen, on the wire 8/13

USA Today, major news story by Gary Craig, online 8/14, in print 8/15

Gawker, piece on the news reveals, 8/14

DailyMail.com, news story, 8/14

MSN, video, 8/14

New York Timesdaily review by Mark Oppenheimer, 8/19

New York Post, feature, 8/21

Newsday, “What’s New in Books,” 8/21

Legal History Blog, roundup, 8/21

Time, online excerpt, 8/23

The Wall Street Journal, review, 8/23

Publishers Weekly, starred review, 8/23

AAIHS, piece on book by Ibram Kendi, 8/23

New York Times, arts section feature by Jenny Schuessler, 8/24

National Book Review, review, 8/24

Picked up by the Brennan Center for Justice, 8/24

Niagara Gazette, column on book by Don Glynn, 8/24

Deadline, piece on movie deal, 8/24

The Hollywood Reporter, piece on movie deal, 8/24

Democrat and Chronicle, piece on movie deal, 8/25

New York Times, ‘Revisiting Attica’ article based on the book, 8/26

Also ran on The Marshall Project, 8/26

Daily News (Batavia, NY), front-page Q&A by Joe Leathersich, 8/27

Columbus Dispatch, reprint of NYT review, 8/28

The New Yorker, long review by Adam Gopnik, 8/29 issue

Syracuse Post-Standard, front-page piece on the publication by John O’Brien, 8/30

Counterpunch, review by Ron Jacobs, 9/2

Agence France-Presse, syndicated feature in English and French, 9/2

Dissident Voice, feature, 9/3

San Antonio Express-News, reprint of NYT review, 9/3

The New York Times Book Review, review by James Forman, 9/4

The Buffalo News, review by Lee Coppola 9/4

Chronicle of Higher Education, New Scholarly Books, 9/5

Raw Story, piece by Lorraine Berry, 9/5

TakePart.cominterview with Rebecca McCray, 9/5

Picked up by Yahoo.com

Baltimore City Paper, book write up and event listing, 9/7

Syracuse New Times, feature, 9/7

NBCNews.com, op-ed tied to Attica Anniversary, 9/9

Marshall Project, review by Tom Robbins, 9/9

Albany Times-Union, front-page Q&A, 9/9

Jacobin, interview with Shawn Gude, 9/9

The Atlantic, Q&A with Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, 9/9

Truth-Out.org, review by Alan Mills, 9/9

Timeline.com, cited in piece on Attica uprising, 9/9

New York Times Book Review, "9 Great Books to Start off September," 9/11

Democrat and Chronicle, story on Attica medical examiner john edland, 9/12

Albany Times Union, story on NY state’s forthcoming Attica website, 9/13

The Daily Beast, op-ed tied to Attica anniversary, 9/13

Christian Science Monitor, interview with Randy Dotinga (print & online), 9/14

Dallas Morning News, column on Attica with author interview, 9/16

Lansing City Pulse, feature and event promo, 9/21

Crimespree Magazine, review, 9/22

Michigan Today, interview with Deborah Holdship, 9/23

Lexington Herald-Leader, column on the book, 9/23

Christian Science Monitor, review by Terry Hartle 9/26

The Nation, review by Lewis Steel, 9/28

San Francisco Book Review, review, October issue

The Intercept, feature by Alice Speri, 10/3

The New York Times, “Reader’s Guide to This Fall’s Big Book Awards, 10/5

Mother Jones, Q&A on prison strikes, 10/6

Bookforum, review by Jack Gross, 10/6

Dissent, Q&A, online 10/7, issue date tk

The Chief-Leader (Manhattan weekly), review by Mark Toor, 10/9

Washington Post, piece on John Edland featuring the book, 10/12

Commentary Magazine, review by Bob McManus, 10/19

Detroit Free-Press, Q&A and book mention, 10/21

The Daily Beast, op-ed on prison strikes, 10/21

Truthdig.com, feature, 10/23

PBS.org, “5 Important Stories Getting Buried by Trump & Clinton News,” October 24, 2016

The Missourian, review by Bill Schwab, 10/25

Newsweekop-ed, 10/26

Washington Independent Review of Books, review, 10/26

Commonweal, blog post by Rands Richards Cooper, 10/26

Bustle, “The National Book Award Nonfiction Nominee to Read…”, 10/27

Publishers Weekly, Top 10 Best Books of the Year, 10/28

New Books in History Podcast, interview with Christine Lamberson, 10/25

New York Times Book Review, recommended in Trevor Noah’s ‘By the Book,’ 11/6

Boston Review, review by Robert Chase, 11/11

Kirkus Reviews, Best of 2016, 11/15

Lansing City Pulse, ‘Readin Around the Christmas Tree,” 11/23

New York Times Book Review, “100 Notable Books of 2016,” 11/23

And in John William’s introductory column

Buffalo News, favorite books of 2016, 12/2

The Boston Globe, best of list, 12/7

Prison Legal News, 11/7/2016

The Economist, review, date tk

Corrections Managers Report, review by Russ Immarigeon, date tk

New Republic, review by Sarah Marshall, date tk

Signature, review, date tk

New York Law Journal, review by Emily Jane Goodman, date tk

Washington Independent Review of Books, interview with Michael Causey, date tk

The Militant, review, date tk

American Historical Review, June 2017

Commonweal, January 17, 2017

Princeton Alumni Weekly, feature by Elizabeth Vogdes, (circ. 70,000), 1/11/17

LSA Magazine (U of M alumni magazine, circ 200,000), book featured, spring issue

Michigan Alumnus Magazine, December 2016

Left History, review, date tk

Gotham Center for New York City History blog, review by Colin Richardson, date tk

Democracy Journal, review by Scott Lemiuex, date tk

Federal Lawyer, review by Elizabeth Kelly

Mint Press News Blog, interview with Kevin Kelly

Publishers Weekly, “PW Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2016”

H-Net, H-Socialism Review, February 15, 2017

Esquire, podcast interview, date tk

Atlanta Magazine, mention, January issue

Washington Lawyer, review, January issue

The Morning News, 2/21/17

Detroit Journalism Cooperative

Big Ten Network, 5/6/17

The New York Times Magazine, 5/10/17

Savannah Morning News, 5/20/1

Syracuse Post Standard, 5/22/17

Batavia Daily News, June 16, 2017

Englewood Review, June 28, 2017

AV Club: Arcade Fire’s Win Butler on Blood in the Water, August 4, 2017

TruthOut, August, 25, 2017

New York Times, PaperBack Row. August 25, 2017

VOX, 7 Can’t-miss pieces of pop culture to catch up on this Labor Day Weekend. September 1, 2017

Solidarity, September 6, 2017.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. September 7, 2017

The Socialist Worker. September 8, 2017

Livingston County News. September 8, 2017

The Seattle Times, October 5, 2017

The Hoya, October 18, 2017

Fordham News, November 7, 201

The News Reporter. Washington, GA. November 7, 201