Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Distinguished journalist and historian David Halberstam began his career working at the Nashville "Tennessean" in 1955 covering the early civil rights struggle and then moved to The New York Times in 1960. Shortly thereafter he was sent overseas by the Times, first to the Congo and then to Vietnam, where he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1964. Halberstam is the author of 18 books including "The Children" for which he won the 1999 Christopher Award. His latest book is "Firehouse" (Hyperion, 2002), an intimate portrait of the firefighters who sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001. Halberstam lives in Manhattan.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

David Halberstam