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Nieman Foundation, April 12, 2019, Steve Almond - writing class. Lisa Abitbol


Robert Caro, NF ’66

Journalist, Author, Biographer

Robert Caro

I had this little office in Lowell House and I really loved to go there in the evenings. The first couple of times I was like, ‘What am I going to do here? I have nothing to do here,’ and then soon it made me sit down and think. One of things I was thinking about was Robert Moses and urban political power and how I would need to do a book to explain. And it took a lot of nights to think that through. That’s really one of the things the Nieman year did for me.”