Roger Thurow will give a talk about his new book, The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change (Public Affairs, 2013), which follows the lives of four farm families in Western Kenya throughout the year 2011 as they struggle to overcome hunger. After his talk he will be available to sign copies.
Thurow is a senior fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He was, for thirty years, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He is, with Scott Kilman, the author of Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, which won the Harry Chapin Why Hunger book award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award. He is a 2009 recipient of the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. He lives near Chicago.