Evidence of Things Seen: True Crime in an Era of Reckoning

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About the Author

Sarah Weinman is the author of Scoundrel and The Real Lolita and the editor, most recently, of Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit & Obsession. She was a 2020 National Magazine Award finalist for reporting and a Calderwood Journalism Fellow at MacDowell, and her work has appeared in New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post. Weinman writes the crime column for the New York Times Book Review and lives in New York City and Northampton, MA.

Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, advocate, podcaster, and author of the New York Times bestseller Adnan's Story and executive producer of a four-part HBO documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed, which was based on her book. Chaudry is also co-producer and co-host of three podcasts, Undisclosed (360 million downloads), The 45th (four million download) and the new The Hidden Djinn. A 2021 Aspen Institute/ADL Civil Society Fellow and a 2016 Aspen Ideas Scholar, she serves on the Vanguard Board at the Aspen Institute. She is a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project, a Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, a Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Currently, she a founding board member of the Inter-Jewish Muslim Alliance and the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, both of which focus on building Muslim-Jewish coalitions around pressing policy issues and educating across communities to break barriers.

"This is a book about finding justice in a system that can frequently be unjust. These are stories about inequality, victims who must fight to be heard, and the tendency of the legal system to marginalize, or ignore, entire groups of people. . . . A valuable addition to the ever-growing genre of crime nonfiction." -- Booklist

"You know the feeling that you've heard the news even if you haven't? "Evidence of Things Seen: True Crime in an Era of Reckoning" (July 4) is an addicting anthology of reporting that reframes crime writing itself, from pieces on the real-life models for David Simon's fictional police, decades-old murders facing charges of indifference to Amanda Knox on "Amanda Knox" the image. (Editor Sarah Weinman has become a seal of excellence for true crime.) " -- Chicago Tribune

"Evidence of Things Seen is a healthy antidote to 'Dateline'-style sensationalist programming. The essays avoid traditional black-and-white stories and instead embrace the nuance of reporting on crime, showing the ways stories of wrongdoing often illuminate broader issues in our society. . . . The questions this book raises are critical and timely, and I look forward to seeing what these writers ask next."
-- Washington Post

"Evidence of Things Seen is an excellent and important collection that shines a light on the complicated obsession [of true crime]. -- Shondaland

"A powerful anthology that illustrates how true-crime stories can, in fact, expose injustice and bring about social change." -- AirMail