Caryl Rivers is an author, journalist, media critic and professor of Journalism at Boston University. In 2007 She was awarded the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for distinguished journalism.
She is the author of four novels and four works of non-fiction. Also, with Rosalind Barnett, senior scientist at the Women's Studies Research
Center at Brandeis, she is the author of The Truth About Girls and Boys: Confronting Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children (2011). Articles based on the book won a Casey medal for distinguished journalism about children and families and a special citation from the national education writers association.
Her coming of age novel, Virgins, sold more than a million copies around the world and is now published online by Diversion press.