Finalist -- National Book Award for Nonfiction - Excerpted in The New Yorker - Longlisted -- Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction - New Books to Watch Out for in October -- New York Times - Best Books of Fall 2020 -- O, the Oprah Magazine, The Week, St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Best New Books to Read in October -- TIMEAn 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.