Bill Sizemore

Bill Sizemore grew up in Southside Virginia and spent 43 years as a journalist, most of that time at The Virginian-Pilot, the state’s largest newspaper, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2007. He wrote about topics as varied as state government and politics, the televangelist Pat Robertson, the private military company Blackwater, and Virginia’s prison-building boom. He has also written for The Associated Press, Ms. magazine and Virginia Quarterly Review.  Bill spent eight years researching and writing his latest book,  Uncle George and Me: Two Southern Families Confront a Shared Legacy of Slavery, the story of his slave-owning ancestors, the people they enslaved and their descendants.