At the The Foggy Bottom Association and the Arts Club’s Literature Committee are proud to present an evening with author Thomas Mallon, who will discuss and autograph copies of his acclaimed bestseller, Watergate: A Novel.
Mallon’s dramatized account of the infamous political scandal that rocked the Nixon White House landed a coveted spot on both the Washington Post’s “50 Best Works of Fiction for 2012” and the New York Time’s “100 Notable Books of 2012.” Thomas Mallon’s previous books of fiction include Henry and Clara, Bandbox, and Fellow Travelers. He has also written volumes of nonfiction about plagiarism (Stolen Words), diaries (A Book of One’s Own), letters (Yours Ever) and the Kennedy assassination (Mrs. Paine’s Garage), as well as two books of essays (Rockets and Rodeos and In Fact).
His work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Book Review and other publications. Mallon received his Ph. D. in English and American Literature from Harvard University and taught for a number of years at Vassar College. His honors include Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships, the National Book Critics Circle citation for reviewing, and the Vursell prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, for distinguished prose style.
He has been literary editor of Gentlemen’s Quarterly and deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He currently directs the Creative Writing program at The George Washington University in Washington, D. C and resides in Foggy Bottom.