Helen Thorpe’s first book, Just Like Us, won the Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post. Read an excerpt of Just Like Us.
Helen has also published stories in national and regional magazines. Here are a few links to some of her previous work.
Story in The New York Times Magazine about the economic boom in Austin, Texas.
Story in The New York Times Magazine about a used clothing warehouse on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Archive of stories published in Texas Monthly.
Archive of stories published in New York Magazine.