Nick Chiles is a bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. He is the author or co-author of 19 books, including four New York Times bestsellers he wrote with pastor/life coach Tim Storey, R&B icon Bobby Brown, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and gospel legend Kirk Franklin. He is the co-author with Atlanta attorney Robbin Shipp of Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System, which was a finalist for a 2015 NAACP Image Award. Chiles served as a newspaper reporter (mostly covering education), magazine writer, and magazine and website editor-in-chief during more than three decades in journalism, winning nearly 20 major awards—including a 1992 Pulitzer Prize as part of a New York Newsday team. Chiles was awarded a Spencer Fellowship in 2017-18, studying the trials of black boys in education for a forthcoming book written with Shawn Dove. He has served as a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and at Princeton University as a recipient of the prestigious Ferris Fellowship. He currently teaches journalism at the University of Georgia. Chiles, a graduate of Yale, lives in Decatur, Georgia, with his wife Sadiqa Chiles.