Elaine Weiss

Monday, July 27, 2020
10:45am EDT

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"The Woman's Hour"

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and author whose most recent work, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, is an account of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote in 1920. Weiss opens the week on “The Women’s Vote Centennial and Beyond” with a discussion of her highly acclaimed book, hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to today's political environment. The Woman's Hour was a GoodReads Readers' Choice Award winner, short-listed for the 2019 Chautauqua Prize, and received the American Bar Association's highest honor, the 2019 Silver Gavel Award.

Steven Speilberg's Amblin production company is adapting the book for TV, with Hillary Rodham Clinton serving as Executive Producer.

Weiss’ work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. Her magazine feature writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists, and her long-form writing garnered a Pushcart Prize “Editor’s Choice” award. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, Weiss is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War, an inspiring story of a long-forgotten women’s movement. 

Weiss lives in Baltimore. And she votes in every election.