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Robert Kolker

Robert Kolker is an award-winning journalist, a mental health advocate, and the author of the New York Times-bestselling Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family. The critically acclaimed book tells the story of a family overcome with schizophrenia and the major advancements in our understanding of mental illness that were brought about by the family’s willingness to undergo research. It was an Oprah’s Book Club pick, one of The New York Times Top Ten Books of 2020, and a best book of the year for several publications including The Washington Post, TIME or NPR. He is also the author of Lost Girls, named one of the Best True Crime Books of All Time according to TIME. Kolker’s journalist work has appeared in New York magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times Magazine, or Wired, among others.

Update: 4 July 2022

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Robert Kolker and Milagros Pérez Oliva

Strangers to themselves