The Voice of Witness book series takes a humanizing, literary approach to oral history to illuminate the stories of people impacted by injustice across the world.
Dave Eggers is the author of six previous books, including
Zeitoun and A Hologram for the King. He is the founder and
editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San
Francisco that produces a quarterly journal (Timothy McSweeney's
Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine (The
Believer). In 2002, he co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit
writing and tutoring center for youth. In 2004, Eggers co-founded
the Voice of Witness book series with Dr. Lola Vollen.
Lola Vollen is a scholar, human rights activist, and co-founder of Voice of Witness. In addition to editing Surviving Justice, she also edited Voice of Witness title Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath.
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of ten best-selling works of fiction, including Presumed Innocent, Innocent, and Identical. His works of non-fiction include One L, and Ultimate Punishment, a reflection on the death penalty. His writing has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy and The Atlantic. His books have won a number of literary awards, including the Heartland Prize in 2003 for Reversible Errors, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for Ultimate Punishment and Time Magazine's Best Work of Fiction, 1999 for Personal Injuries.
Unimaginable and inspiring stories * The Innocence Project of
Real, raw, terrifying tales of 'justice.' -- John Freeman * Minneapolis Star Tribune *