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James McGrath Morris


James McGrath MorrisJames McGrath Morris is an author of biographies and narrative nonfiction. Aside from his new work on Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, his books include the New York Times Bestselling Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press, which was awarded the Benjamin Hooks National Book Prize; Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power – which the Wall Street Journal named one of the five best books on American moguls and Booklist placed on its 2010 list of the ten best biographies. Morris has written extensively for newspapers and magazines, as well as some academic journals. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Morris spent a decade as a journalist, a decade working in the book and magazine business, and a decade as a high school teacher.