Katha Pollitt


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Katha Pollitt
"The Nation" Columnist

Katha Pollitt, the award-winning writer for The Nation, is one of the most popular and widely read feminist pundits in the country.  In her regular “Subject to Debate” column, which the Washington Post hailed as “the best place to go for original thinking on the Left,” Pollitt tackles a wide range of topics with humor and keen insight.  She has written essays for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the New York Times, and has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air and All Things ConsideredCharlie RoseThe McLaughlin Group, CNN, Dateline NBC and the BBC.  She is the author of several collections of personal essays; her most recent books include Learning to Drive and Other Life Stories (2007) and her second collection of poetry, The Mind-Body Problem (2009).  Pollitt was awarded the American Book Award's "Lifetime Achievement" prize, celebrating her contributions both as an essayist and a poet.  Born in New York City, she was educated at Harvard and the Columbia School of the Arts.

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