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Tom Gjelten has been a correspondent at NPR since 1986 and currently reports on issues of religion, faith and belief. He has received a Peabody Award and has covered social and political strife and war in Central America, South America, the former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe. He is the author of “Professionalism in War Reporting: A Correspondent's View” and “Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause,” which is a history of Cuba focusing on the Bacardi rum family. His latest book is “A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story” (Simon & Schuster), which explores the effect of the 1965 Immigration Act.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Tom Gjelten

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