Kidder’s many literary awards include Atlantic First Award, Atlantic Monthly, for a short story “The Death of Major Great”; Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize, 1978, for article, “Soldiers of Misfortune”; Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, 1982, both for The Soul of a New Machine; National Book Critics Circle nomination (nonfiction), 1986, for House; Christopher Award and National Book Critics Circle Award nomination (nonfiction), 1989, Robert F. Kennedy Award and Ambassador Book Award, 1990, all for Among Schoolchildren; New England Book Award, 1994, for Old Friends.
Tracy Kidder was born November 12, 1945, in New York, NY, the son of Henry Maynard, a lawyer, and Reine Tracy, a high school teacher. He married Frances T. Toland, January 2, 1971. They have two children—a boy and a girl.
Kidder earned an A.B. at Harvard University in 1967 and his M.F.A. at the University of Iowa in 1974. He has written/published since 1974, and been a contributing editor of the Atlantic Monthly since 1982.
Meet Tracy Kidder
Thursday, March 10, 2011, 7 pm, Chenery Auditorium
Meet Tracy Kidder on March 10, 7 pm, at Chenery Auditorium. Book signing will follow presentation. Books available for purchase at the event.
No ticket needed. Open seating