• Alex Kotlowitz

    American journalist

    Alex Kotlowitz

  • Facts of Alex Kotlowitz

    Name Alex Kotlowitz
    Gender Male
    Birth Country New York City, USA
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity White
    Profession American journalist, author, and filmmaker
    Net worth $8 Million
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Maria Woltjen
    Hair Color brown
    Eye Color Blue
    Siblings Dan Kotlowitz
    Movies The Interrupters


    Alex Kotlowitz has been showing what he discovered from the meaning of words and it’s art for more than four decades. For Alex, writing is an important thing to express the inside feelings to a person and it’s worthwhile pursuing as an author in his life.

    Kotlowitz spent his childhood in the greater New York City area of New York, United States. He is the son of the late novelist and former Harper’s Magazine chief editor, Robert Kotlowitz and Billie Leibowitz Kotlowitz. His father died at the age of 87 in his Manhattan, New York-based house on 26th August 2012 and his mother passed away in 1994.

    Alex has a brother, Dan Kotlowitz, with whom he shares his childhood memories. Apart from this, he is a graduate of Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School. He then enrolled at Wesleyan University and received an undergraduate degree with honors.

    Salary & Net Worth

    Alex Kotlowitz interned as a staff writer for a daily business newspaper, Wall Street Journal in 1984. Moreover, he contributed news for several newspapers, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and This American Life.

    As a prolific author, Kotlowitz wrote his first book, There Are No Children Here on 5th January 1992. The New York Public Library listed his novel as one of the most influential novels out of 150 in the 20th century. It currently costs $8.00 in paperback, including 326 used ($1.60), 37 new ($6.29), and 14 collectibles ($4.98).

    Kotlowitz wrote and published his latest book, An American Summer: Lover and Death in Chicago on 5th March 2019 that prices at $11.28 in hardcover, including 14 used ($11.28), 17 new ($18.17), and 3 collectible ($23.67). His other notable books are Khalid, Underground, etc. So, he grasped a total net worth of $8 Million as of 2020. Also, read about Sophia Choi‘s biography.

    Other than that, Alex received numerous awards and honors for his notable works. He has won two Peabody Awards, two Columbia duPonts, one Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the George Polk Award. 

    Alex Kotlowitz Book, An American Summer
    Alex Kotlowitz Book, An American Summer
    Image Credit: publishersweekly.com

    Kotlowitz also holds eight honorary degrees, including the John LaFarge Memorial Award, and Harold Washington Literary Award. His co-produced documentary film, The Interrupts got him an Emmy Award, the Independent Spirit Award, and Cinema Eye Award.

    Relationship Status

    American author, Alex is a married man, who is living a happy life with his beloved wife, Maria Woltjen. The pair exchanged their wedding vows in close contact of their blood relatives, family members, and close friends.

    Alex Kotlowitz and Wife, Maria Woltjen
    Alex Kotlowitz and Wife, Maria Woltjen
    Image Credit: facebook.com

    After marriage, Kotlowitz, and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights Director, Maria welcomed two children, Mattie Kotlowitz and Lucas Kotlowitz. The family of Kotlowitz-Woltjen is currently residing in their lavish accommodation in Chicago, Illinois.

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