Heather Ann Thompson
Heather Ann Thompson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a renowned storyteller and expert on the history, politics, and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. She earned her PhD from Princeton University, and has consulted on numerous documentaries, motion pictures, and tv series. Her writing can be found in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, the Washington Post, as well as on NBC, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. Thompson has been invited to lecture around the world, she serves on myriad policy boards, and has been appointed to a blue ribbon research panel and standing committee of the National Academies of Science, Research and Medicine as well as a panel of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Thompson has also appeared on numerous programs, including The Daily Show, PBS Newshour, and on CNN, and her most recent book, Blood in the Water, won 7 major book prizes and was also a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Silver Gavel Award, and the Cundill Prize in History. Blood in the Water has also been optioned by Sony Pictures. She is currently writing her next book on the MOVE Bombing of 1985 and is on faculty at the University of Michigan.