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Paul Hendrickson is a three-time finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a winner of it once—for his 2003 “Sons of Mississippi.” His “The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War” was a 1996 finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent book, “Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost” (Vintage), was both a New York Times and London best-seller. He has been the recipient of writing fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alicia Patterson Foundation. Since 1998, he has taught nonfiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania, and for two decades before that he was a staff writer at The Washington Post. He is currently working on a book about Frank Lloyd Wright.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Paul Hendrickson