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Rick Bragg
c/o UA College of Communication & Information Services
402-B Reese Phifer Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Hometown: Piedmont, AL


  • Nonfiction

Publications and Awards

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, HarperCollins, 2014
The Most They Ever Had, MacAdam/Cage, 2009
The Prince of Frogtown, Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003
Ava's Man, Alfred A. Knopf, 2001
Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg, The University of Alabama Press, 2000
All Over but the Shoutin’, Pantheon, 1997

Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit, M.P. Publishing Limited, 2010
Stories from the Blue Moon Café II, MacAdam/Cage, 2003
The Best of the Oxford American: Ten Years from the Southern Magazine of Good Writing, Hill Street Press, 2002

Literary Awards:
Alabama Writers Hall of Fame inductee, 2015
Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year, 2009
Clarence Cason Award, 2004
Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, 1996
American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award, 1996
Nieman Fellow, 1992

More Information

Gives readings: Yes
Travels to readings: Yes
Conducts workshops: Yes
Available for interviews: Yes

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS