Joan Quigley is the author of two nonfiction books: Just Another Southern Town, Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital (Oxford University Press 2016) and The Day The Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy (Random House 2007). She won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for her first book and was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize for her second.
A former Miami Herald business reporter, she is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. She is also a graduate of William & Mary Law School and a former Enforcement attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, TIME.com, The Daily Beast, nationalgeographic.com, Talking Points Memo and PAW.
She lives outside of Washington with her husband and their two dogs. She has finished four marathons and recently returned to horseback riding. She’s working on a third book.