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General Information


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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Schenwar lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maya Schenwar is the editor-in-chief of Truthout. She is co-author (with Victoria Law) of Prison by Any Other Name (The New Press) as well as the author of Locked Down, Locked Out and the co-editor of the anthology Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''A Prison by Any other Name'', -- *Finalist, Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, New York Public Library, 2021

-- *Honoree, Richard Frisbee, Society of Midland Authors, 2021


-- "Other Awards and Honors"

-- *Lit 50, NewCity Chicago

-- *Sigma Chi Award, Society of Professional Journalists

-- *Lannan Residency Fellowship