Anna Clark


Anna Clark is a reporter covering issues in the Midwest. An independent journalist, she has written on subjects ranging from vacant prisons to failed dams to affordable housing, with a particular interest in how cities are made and unmade. She is the author of “The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy,” which won the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism and the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. It was also a finalist for the Helen Bernstein Book Award and longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal. Clark’s reporting and writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, the New Republic, the Columbia Journalism Review, the Detroit Free Press and Detour Detroit among other publications.

Clark also edited “A Detroit Anthology,” a Michigan Notable Book, and Michigan Quarterly Review’s “Not One Without: A Special Issue on Water.” She is a nonfiction faculty member in Alma College’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.

The Unfinished Business of Flint’s Water Crisis

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