Joseph Hallinan, Former WSJ writer and Pulitzer Prize Winner


Joe Hallinan's most recent book is Why We Make Mistakes. It is being published in the U.S. by Broadway Books, a unit of Random House, and will be published in the U.K. by Ebury Press. It is also scheduled for publication by other publishers in numerous countries throughout the world, from China to Israel.

His previous book, Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation, was published in 2001 by Random House. The book, which is now in paperback, was named by The New York Times as one of the year's "Notable Books." The Los Angeles Times chose it as one of its "Best Books of the Year."

He was previously a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and before that was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Among his journalism awards is a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, and was most recently a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs in the U.S. and abroad, including NPR's Fresh Air with Teri Gross and The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News.

He lives in Chicago with his wife, Pamela Taylor, and their three children.