Aili McConnon is the author of ROAD TO VALOR (Random House) about the Italian cycling legend Gino Bartali who secretly saved Jews in Italy during WWII. Road to Valor was a national bestseller, has been published in over 30 countries and is currently being developed into a feature film. Aili has appeared on NPR, The Travel Channel, CBS, CBC and ABC to discuss Gino Bartali’s story and Nobel Prize-winner Elie Wiesel described it as a “moving example of moral courage.”
Aili is also the co-editor of BLOOMING THROUGH THE ASHES: An International Anthology on Violence and the Human Spirit (Rutgers University Press, 2008) which she created with the help of a Princeton ReachOut’56 fellowship.
Aili currently writes for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal about business, health, science, start-ups and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing and virtual reality.