Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since November 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. In 1990, Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, previously a Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square movement. Kristof won a second Pulitzer in 2006 for what the judges called “his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur.” Kristof and WuDunn are authors of four best-selling books: China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power in 1994; Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia in 2000; Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide in 2009; and most recently, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Sheryl WuDunnn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive, lecturer, and best-selling author. With her husband Nicholas Kristof she co-authored four books: A Path Appears, Half the Sky, Thunder from the East, and China Wakes. They were awarded the Pulitzer in 1990 for their coverage of China, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in 2009. WuDunn worked at the Times as a business editor and foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Beijing, and now works in banking.