Virtual Event Replay: Maurice Chammah

Now’s your chance to catch a replay of our virtual event with local author Maurice Chammah, author of Let the Lord Sort Them.


9781524760267Profiled widely this year in The New York Times and elsewhere, Let the Lord Sort Them is local author Maurice Chammah’s deeply reported, searingly honest portrait of the death penalty in Texas—and what it tells us about crime and punishment in America. We were thrilled to host Chammah and Pamela Colloff of The Texas Tribune earlier this year for a riveting, enlightening, conversation that covered the punishment’s history, as well as the cultural tug-of-war that’s played out in political campaigns, the courts, and elsewhere. You can replay the conversation between the two now on Facebook.

And be sure to grab your copy of Let the Lord Sort Them from BookPeople in-store and online today! We have limited numbers of signed copies still available.


More virtual events like this one can be found on BookPeople’s Facebook page. If Facebook isn’t your thing, that’s okay—they are available for viewing without an account!

About the author: Maurice Chammah is a journalist and staff writer for The Marshall Project. His reporting on the criminal justice system has been published by The New Yorker, The New York TimesThe AtlanticEsquire, and Mother Jones. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he and his wife Emily Chammah co-organize The Insider Prize, a fiction and essay contest for incarcerated writers sponsored by American Short Fiction.

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