Adam Hochschild

Adam Hochschild


Adam Hochschild (pronunciation: ”Hoch” as in ”spoke”; ”schild” as in ”build”) is the author of eight books; the latest, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, appeared in 2016. Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN USA Literary Award, the Gold Medal of the California Book Awards, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His Finding the Trapdoor: Essays, Portraits, Travels, collects some of the articles he has done in several decades of writing for various newspapers and magazines. Earlier in his career, he was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, a commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and an editor and writer at Mother Jones magazine. His articles have also been published in the New Yorker, Harper’s, the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. In 2009 he received the Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Historical Association and in 2014 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

You can watch video interviews of Adam Hochschild by Scott Pelley of “60 Minutes,” and by Alison Stewart of PBS, or hear him interviewed by Terry Gross of NPR’s “Fresh Air” about Spain in Our Hearts and about To End All Wars. The text of a print interview with him about his body of work appears here. Subjects covered in recent magazine articles by him include reporting from Eastern Congo, the state of American prisons, the American crackdown on dissent of 100 years ago, and the politics of the latest Tarzan film.


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9 J298 Writing the Non-Fiction Book
9 J298 Writing the Non-Fiction Book T 10:00 - 1:00 B30 North Gate



Narrative Writing