Ted Conover

 

 

 

Best known for participatory nonfiction, Ted Conover is the author of five books, most recently The Routes of Man, about roads, and Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, an account of his ten months spent working as a corrections officer at New York’s Sing Sing Prison. Newjack won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His other books are Whiteout: Lost in Aspen, Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America’s Illegal Migrants, and Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America’s Hoboes. Recipient of a Marshall Scholarship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has taught in recent years at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and New York University—where he is on the faculty of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He contributes to publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others … and has told several stories onstage for The Moth.