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Po Bronson's Biography

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Sep 2007

Po Bronson has built a career both as a successful novelist and as a prominent writer of narrative nonfiction. He has published six books, and he has written for television, magazines, and newspapers, including Time, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Currently he is writing regularly for New York magazine in the United States and for The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom.

Po Bronson’s book of social documentary, What Should I Do With My Life? , was a #1 New York Times bestseller and remained in the Top Ten for nine months. His recent collaboration with Ashley Merryman, the book NurtureShock, has been a New York Times bestseller as well, and was featured on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He has been on Oprah, on every national morning show, and on the cover of five magazines, including Wired and Fast Company. His first novel, Bombardiers, was a #1 bestseller in the United Kingdom. His books have been translated into eighteen languages. Po speaks regularly at colleges and community “town hall” events. He is a founder of The San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, a cooperative workspace for about forty writers and filmmakers. From 1992 to 2006 he was on the Board of Directors of Consortium Book Sales & Distribution. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

Influences

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

You Are Not a Stranger Here, by Adam Haslett

Love’s Executioner, by Irvin Yalom

The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe

The Shadow of the Sun, by Ryzsand Kapuscinscki

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Publishers

Random House
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