on The Love Child by Eve Shelnutt

Melissa Fay Greene (b. 1952) is the author of five books of nonfiction, variously translated into a total of fifteen languages: Praying for Sheetrock (1991), The Temple Bombing (1996), Last Man Out (2003), There Is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Africa’s Children (2006), and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet (Sarah Crichton Books, 2011). Praying for Sheetrock was named one of the top one hundred works of American journalism of the twentieth century by the New York University School of Journalism. She has been the recipient of two National Book Award citations, a National Book Critics Circle citation, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, the ACLU National Civil Liberties Award, and other honors, and she holds an honorary doctorate from Emory University. Greene’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Newsweek, Washington Post, LIFE, Elle, Redbook, the Wilson Quarterly, and other periodicals. She and her husband, defense attorney Don Samuel, live in Atlanta and are the parents of nine. (Inducted in 2011)