Photo Credit: Heleen Welvaart

Photo Credit: Heleen Welvaart

New Yorker staff writer and author of Beyond the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo will receive the 2015 Lovejoy Award Oct. 5 in recognition of the quality of her research, the intensity of her prose, and the critically important theme of inequality that informs her work.

Boo will receive an honorary doctoral degree along with the Lovejoy award and will deliver the Lovejoy Convocation address in Lorimer Chapel at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony, which is open to the public, and the award honor America’s first martyr to freedom of the press, Elijah Parish Lovejoy.

Also on Oct. 5, a panel discussion titled “Division and Despair: Reporting on Economic Inequality” will feature national experts and top journalists at 4 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

For more information, including a link to the official announcement, please visit colby.edu/lovejoy.