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National Book Festival

James Reston, Jr. is author of 13 books, three plays and numerous articles in national magazines, including "The New Yorker," "Vanity Fair," "Time," "The New York Times Magazine" and "Rolling Stone." He is the winner of Prix Italia and the Dupont-Columbia Award for his 1983 90-minute radio documentary on National Public Radio, "Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown." His last three works, "Galileo: A Life, The Last Apocalypse" and "Warriors of God," have been translated into 10 languages. "Warriors of God" and "Collision at Home Plate" have been optioned by Hollywood. His most recent book is "Fragile Innocence: A Father's Memoir of His Daughter's Courageous Journey" (Harmony Books, 2006). Currently a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, he lives in Chevy Chase, Md.

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James Reston Jr.