WINNER -- 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION - A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and Editors' Choice Selection - Washington Post -- 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2020 - TIME Magazine -- 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 - Excerpted in The New Yorker - Longlisted -- Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction - Best Books of Fall 2020 -- O, the Oprah Magazine, The Week, St. Louis Post-DispatchAn epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative.
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About the Author
Les Payne (1941-2018), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and a former editor at Newsday. A founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, Payne also wrote an award-winning syndicated column.