Kitty Pilgrim

Award-winning CNN correspondent and anchor for CNN news Kitty Pilgrim traveled to the farthest reaches of the world on assignment. After twenty-four years as a broadcast journalist, Kitty has taken on an exciting new assignment—writing novels. Pilgrim is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award, a Peabody Award, The New York Society of Black Journalists Award, and is currently on the U.S. advisory board of Reporters Without Borders , and a full member of the historic Explorer’s Club. She is a single mother of two sons and lives in New York City and Rhinecliff, New York.

Books by this Author

The Stolen Chalice
The Explorer's Code


Author Revealed

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. anything by Edith Wharton

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. find your voice, keep going, don't quit

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I didn't want it to end. I wanted to LIVE in the world you created

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Classical, I love early music, Elizabethan, Renaissance, and also the great operas

Author Voices

July 18, 2013

Melting Ice

By Kitty Pilgrim

We love to think of the Arctic as a beautiful pristinewilderness, populated by polar bears floating along on giant ice floes. A fantasy world that most people will neversee, except in wildlife documentaries.

But many countries view the Arctic as a source of untapped wealth. Hidden deep below the melting polar cap is vast unseen treasure: oil, gas, minerals. And with increasing ice melt – trade routes and fishing rights are also coveted.

This competition for Arctic natural resources is nothing new. My thriller,–The Explorer’s Code - that fictionalized a competition for... see more

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