Robert Coles

Winner, Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for Children of Crisis
Winner, MacArthur Award
Awarded, Presidential Medal of Freedom
Awarded, National Humanities Medal

Robert Coles is a psychiatrist and writer. Until recently, he was the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard University. He is a co-editor, with Randy Testa, of A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology and Growing Up Poor: A Literary Anthology; a co-editor, with Albert LaFarge, of Minding the Store: Great Writing About Business, from Tolstoy to Now; and the author of Lives We Carry with Us: Profiles of Moral Courage, edited by David D. Cooper, all published by The New Press. His many books also include The Moral Intelligence of Children and Bruce Springsteen’s America: The People Listening, a Poet Singing. Coles received a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his acclaimed five-volume Children of Crisis series, a MacArthur Award in 1981, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, and the National Humanities Medal in 2001. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

Books by Robert Coles

Growing Up Poor
A Literary Anthology

Robert Coles, Randy Testa

A Life in Medicine
A Literary Anthology

Robert Coles, Randy Testa

Lives We Carry with Us
Profiles of Moral Courage

Robert Coles, David D. Cooper

Minding the Store
Great Writing About Business, from Tolstoy to Now

Robert Coles, Albert LaFarge