Warmth Wins Mark Lynton History Prize

The Warmth of Other Suns was named winner of the 2011 Mark Lynton History Prize, bestowed by Columbia and Harvard universities. Judges’ citation: “Wilkerson has created a brilliant and innovative paradox: the intimate epic…. This towering work rests on a trio of unforgettable biographies.… In powerful, lyrical prose that combines the historian’s rigor with the novelist’s empathy, Wilkerson’s book changes our understanding of the Great Migration and indeed of the modern United States.”