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Author: Elyssa East

Elyssa East is the author of Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, which won the PEN/L. L. Winship Award for Best Work of Nonfiction of 2010. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, and elsewhere.

Co-published with The Guardian. Today’s black lung rates are higher than 50 years ago, affecting men as young as their 30s, and in Kentucky their right …

Co-published with Oxford American. Elyssa East grapples with the dichotomous legacies left by her family in Kentucky's coal country.

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