The award-winning, non-fiction writer, Mark Bowden, is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, adjunct professor at the University of Delaware and reporter / columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The critically-acclaimed film, Black Hawk Down (2001), was based on a best-selling book he wrote, which was published in 1999.
His other books include the award-winning book, Killing Pablo; Guests of the Ayatollah (Grove Press, 2007), an account of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, which was listed by Newsweek as one of “The 50 Books for Our Times;” The Best Game Ever (Grove Press, 2009), a story of the 1958 NFL championship game; and Worm (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011), which tells the story of the Conficker computer worm, one of the most detrimental and wide-spread computer viruses of our time.
Mark received “The Abraham Lincoln Literary Award,” the International Thriller Writers’ “True Thriller Award” for lifetime achievement and served as a judge for the National Book Awards in 2005. He is a 1973 graduate of Loyola University Maryland, where he taught from 2001-2010.
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