In the fifth episode of What’s Your Book?, Ms Higginson talks to us about “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo. This is the true story of a slum in Mumbai, India, and the people who who live and die here.
Katherine Boo, who’s a writer at The New Yorker, is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. She has also won other awards and prizes for her work. Boo has stated that because her husband is an Indian citizen and she has spent so much time in India, she has seen immense change in this country over the years. Find out more about this journalist and her desire to shed light on the inequalities of India.