Killer Looks is the definitive story about the long-forgotten practice of providing free nose jobs, face-lifts, breast implants, and other physical alterations to prisoners, the idea being that by remodeling the face you remake the man. From the 1920s up to the mid-1990s, half a million prison inmates across America, Canada, and the U.K willingly went under the knife, their tab picked up by the government
Zara Stone is an award-winning journalist who has written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, Forbes, Cosmopolitan Magazine, VICE, OneZero, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The BBC, among other publications. She’s worked as an on-air national correspondent for ABC News and Univision in America, and SKY News and BBC News in the U.K.
She specializes in reporting on the intersection of technology, subcultures, social justice, history, and business.
She was born in London, England, and after a few years of working in British media, she moved to New York for further study. She graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and jumped into the U.S. media world, reporting for The Wall Street Journal, then transitioning into on-air reporting for ABC News. She has guest lectured at Stanford University and is regularly asked to moderate or present on the topics of women in STEM and prisoner rights.
Now a full-time freelance writer and author, she spends her spare time playing games in virtual reality, speed-reading (100 + books a year), hula hooping, and falling off her paddleboard. She lives in San Francisco and cares for three artificial houseplants. The Future Of Science Is Female is her first book.