Katherine Boo Bio, Age, Height, Family, Author, Net worth, Amazon, Illness, Husband, Books

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Katherine Boo Biography

Katherine Boo is an American investigative journalist. However, she is popular for documenting the lives of people in poverty. Apart from that, she won the MacArthur genius award in the year 2002. Furthermore, she has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 2003.

Katherine Boo Age

Born in the year 1964 in America on the month of August 12th. Currently, she is at the age of 60years old.

Katherine Boo Height

She is a woman of average height stature. However, her current height is 5ft 5 inches which is also approximately 1.65m.

Katherine Boo Weight

Unfortunately, as of now, we do not have her exact body weight. Although we shall do our level best to update any related information.

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 Boo Family | Parents

So, she was born and grew up in Washington D.C therefore she is an American citizen by birth. Apparently, she has not really revealed much about her family.

Katherine Boo Education

She attended the College of William and Mary for two years. Later on, she transferred to Barnard and then graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University.

Katherine Boo Author | Career

Regardless, she began her career in journalism with writing and editing positions at Washington’s City Paper and then the Washington Monthly. Thereafter she went to The Washington Post, where she worked from 1993 to 2003, first as an editor of the Outlook section and then as an investigative reporter.

Later on, in the year 2003, she joined the staff of The New Yorker, to which she had been contributing since 2001. Fortunately, one of her subsequent New Yorker articles, “The Marriage Cure,” won the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing in 2004. The article chronicled state-sponsored efforts to teach poor people in an Oklahoma community about marriage in hopes that such classes would help their students avoid or escape poverty.

The article chronicled state-sponsored efforts to teach poor people in an Oklahoma community about marriage in hopes that such classes would help their students avoid or escape poverty.

In 2002, she was a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. Eventually, she won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002. In addition, she was also a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg Zu Berlin in 2010. In 2012, Random House published Boo’s first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, a non-fiction account of life in the Annawadi slums of Mumbai, India. It won the annual National Book Award for Nonfiction on November 14, 2012.

Katherine Boo Net worth

Presently, we do not have the exact amount of her net worth. Although according to the last records of 2021 it appears she was worth around $1 million to $5 million.

Katherine Boo Salary

Having been working as a journalist for the longest time she has been earning a very decent amount of salary. Presently, she has an average annual salary of around $77,117.

Katherine Boo Wife | Spouse

Is Katherine Boo married? She is a wife to a a professor of politics and history at Ashoka University, India known Sunil Khilnani. The couple tied the knot in 2004 to date.

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Katherine Boo Plastic Surgery

It was reported that, since her teenager Boo had suffered an autoimmune condition that has led to multiple surgeries wiith a long strugle with her health.


  1. Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2000)
  2. MacArthur Fellowship (2002)
  3. The Hillman Prize (2002)
  4. National Magazine Award for Feature Writing (2004)
  5. Samuel Johnson Prize, shortlist, Behind the Beautiful Forevers (2012)
  6. National Book Award (2012)
  7. Columbia Journalism Award (2012)
  8. PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award (2013)


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