We’re very pleased to announce that writer and journalist Natalie Moore is coming to Unbound this year. Natalie is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, a lyrical, intelligent, authentic, and necessary look at the intersection of race and class in Chicago. The book was the winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. In this highly important narrative, Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city's South Side. With a memoirist's eye, she showcases the lives of these communities through the stories of people who reside there. The South Side shows the impact of Chicago's historic segregation - and the ongoing policies that keep the system intact.
Natalie is a reporter at WBEZ-Chicago. Her enterprise reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice and violence. Natalie’s work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. In addition to writing The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, she is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.