Hank Klibanoff

Hank Klibanoff, who won a Pulitzer Prize for a book about the news coverage of the civil rights struggle in the South, is Professor of Practice in Creative Writing/nonfiction at Emory University. He also serves as director of the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory University (coldcases.emory.edu), for which undergraduates are examining Georgia history through the prism of unsolved or unpunished racially motivated murders that occurred in the state during the modern civil rights era. A native of Alabama, Klibanoff joined Emory at the close of a 36-year career in newspapers in Mississippi and at The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he had served as managing editor for news. Klibanoff and his co-author, Gene Roberts, won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in history for their book, The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation.