P&P Live! Elizabeth Greenwood — Love Lockdown - in conversation with Rafia Zakaria

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:00pm


This event will stream online as a part of our P&P Live! Series

What is it like to fall in love with someone in prison?

Over the course of five years, Elizabeth Greenwood followed the ups and downs of five couples who met during incarceration. In Love Lockdown, she pulls back the curtain on the lives of the husbands and wives supporting some of the 2.3 million people in prisons around the United States. In the vein of Modern Love, this book shines a light on how these relationships reflect the desire and delusion we all experience in our romantic pairings.

Love Lockdown infiltrates spaces many of us have only heard whispers of—from conjugal visits to prison weddings to relationships between the incarcerated themselves. A fascinating and unputdownable deep-dive from the “quirky, engaging, and surprisingly uplifting” (Eric Weiner, New York Times bestselling author) journalist Elizabeth Greenwood, Love Lockdown will change the way you look at the American prison system and perhaps relationships in general.


Elizabeth Greenwood is the author of LOVE LOCKDOWN: Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America's Prisons and PLAYING DEAD: A Journey Through the World of Death FraudHer work has appeared in The New York Times, Vice, O, the Oprah Magazine, Longreads, GQ, and others.

Greenwood will be in conversation with Rafia Zakaria, the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan (2015), Veil (2017)  and Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption (2021). She is a columnist for Dawn (Pakistan) and writes the “Alienated” column at The Baffler. She served on the Board of Amnesty International USA from 2009-2015. She is a research scholar at City University of New York's Colin Powell School of Global Leadership.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Love Lockdown: Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America's Prisons Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501158414
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Published: Gallery Books - July 13th, 2021

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