Deni Ellis Béchard

Deni Ellis Béchard has reported from India, Cuba, Rwanda, Colombia, Iraq, the Congo, and Afghanistan. His books include Vandal Love (Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book); Of Bonobos and Men (Grand Prize winner of the Nautilus Book Award for investigative journalism); Cures for Hunger, a memoir about his bank robber father (named one of 2012’s best memoirs by; and Into the Sun (winner of the Midwest Book Award for literary fiction). With Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, he co-authored Kuei, My Friend: a Conversation on Racism (Talonbooks). His latest novel, White (Talonbooks), explores whiteness, humanitarianism, and the lies of American exceptionalism and white supremacy. Béchard lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.