THE ROUTE: The Untold Story of the New Migrant Underground (Nonfiction), Washington, D.C.
The Route: The Untold Story of the New Migrant Underground explores how indomitable resilience and a billion-dollar black market are bringing the world’s refugees to the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I hope this work forces readers to see migrants as human; prompts accountability for corrupt actors profiting from their desperation; and inspires a humane response.”
Molly O’Toole is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, currently working on The Route: The untold story of the new migrant underground a book of narrative nonfiction on global migration through the Americas. The book is set to be published by Crown Publishing, a Penguin Random House imprint, in 2025. She is a Terker Fellow at George Washington University, and recently was an immigration and security reporter for The Los Angeles Times in Washington, D.C., as well as a Logan Nonfiction Fellow. O’Toole has covered migration and security worldwide, for the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Reuters and others. She was awarded the first Pulitzer in audio reporting in 2020 with This American Life and Vice, and has also been recognized by the Livingston Awards and National Press Club. O’Toole is a graduate of Cornell and NYU, but will always be a Californian.
You can find Molly O’Toole on twitter, @mollymotoole