DW Gibson is the author of the awarding-winning book The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century and Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today’s Changing Economy. He shared a National Magazine Award for his work on “This Is the Story of One Block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn” for New York Magazine. His work has also appeared in Harper’s,The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and The Caravan. Gibson has been a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered and “There Goes the Neighborhood,” a podcast co-produced by WNYC and The Nation. He is a frequent guest host for Midday. His documentary film, Not Working, a companion to the book, is available through Films Media Group. His directorial debut, Pants Down, premiered at Anthology Film Archives in New York.
PublicationsBooks: The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today’s Changing Economy. Fourteen Miles (Simon & Schuster, forthcoming in 2020)
AwardsNational Magazine Award (2015) Golden Apple Award -- "Outstanding Achievement in Radio Show" (2016) Independent Booksellers Association Award -- Gold Medal in Nonfiction (2015) Brooklyn Eagle Literary Prize -- Nonfiction (2015)
EducationColumbia University Graduate School of Journalism Masters, Journalism, 2009 University of Texas at Austin Bachelors, English Literature, 1999
Spring Semester 2019
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