Bill Bishop's keynote career came alongside an accomplished background in the journalistic community and was fueled by the success of his published works.
The author and social commentator was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1989 and his blog posts on Texas politics, assembled into a collection of articles entitled 'The Great Divide,' achieved national acclaim. The basis for his second book, 'The Big Sort,' explores the homogenization and polarization of American society and many of his ideas have been featured in keynote addresses by former President Bill Clinton.
The Duke University graduate won the Gerald Loeb Award for commentary on business and economics in 1996 and severed on several political campaigns. He teaches at Duke University as well as being the editor at the Lexington Herald-Leader and co-editor of The Daily Yonder. Bishop and his wife also own and operate the Bastrop Country Times newspaper in Texas and he continues to lecture on politics and the way that social segmentation and political segregation have become prominent in American communities.