Piper Kerman
The Real-Life Story of “Orange Is The New Black”

April 13, 2018

  • Bestselling author
  • Prison and criminal justice reform advocate
  • Communications consultant




Piper Kerman’s bestselling memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, chronicles her 13 months in a federal correctional institution. She explores the experience of incarceration and the intersections of her life with the lives of the women she met in prison. The Netflix adaptation of her book is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series. Ms. Kerman is a board member for the Women’s Prison Association, which creates alternatives to incarceration for at-risk women.