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Writer, New York

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Spring 2002

Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of four books. The Catcher Was A Spy was a national bestseller; In the Country of Country was named one of the 86 all-time greatest works of travel literature by Conde Nast Traveler; The Fly Swatter was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and The Crowd Sounds Happy won the NAMI book award for writing about mental illness. Dawidoff edited the Library of America’s Baseball: A Literary Anthology. He has been a Guggenheim, Civitella Ranieri, and Anschutz Distinguished Fellow, and is a member of the board of directors of the MacDowell Colony.


Dawidoff lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn, New York.

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