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John McPhee

American writer

1931   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Princeton University, Magdalene College, Deerfield Academy, Princeton High School
occupation: writer, academic
award received: Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, John Burroughs Medal, George Polk Award, John Wesley Powell Award

John Angus McPhee (born March 8, 1931) is an American writer. He is considered one of the pioneers of creative nonfiction. He is a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the category General Nonfiction, and he won that award on the fourth occasion in 1999 for Annals of the Former World (a collection of five books, including two of his previous Pulitzer finalists). In 2008, he received the George Polk Career Award for his "indelible mark on American journalism during his nearly half-century career". Since 1974, McPhee has been the Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.
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