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Colin Woodard is an award-winning journalist and author of
The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a
Forgotten Frontier (Viking, 2004), Ocean's End: Travels
Through Endangered Seas (Basic Books, 2000), and The
Republic of Pirates (Harcourt, May 2007), a New York Times
which was the basis of the NBC series
Crossbones" with John Malkovich. His fourth book,
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional
Cultures of North America, (Viking, Fall 2011), was named
one of the Best Books of 2011 by the editors of
The New
and The Globalist and received the 2012 Maine
Literary Award for non-fiction. He is currently State &
National Affairs Writer at the
Portland Press Herald and
Maine Sunday Telegram
, where his investigative reporting
won a
2012 George Polk Award.

A native of Maine, he has reported from more than fifty
foreign countries and six continents, and lived for more than
four years in Eastern Europe. He is a longtime foreign
correspondent of
The Chronicle of Higher Education and The
Christian Science Monitor, a contributing editor at Down East
magazine, and State and National Affairs Writer at
Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram. His work
has appeared in dozens of publications including
The San
Francisco Chronicle, The Economist, The Washington Post,
Bloomberg, The Guardian, Politico Magazine,
The Miami Herald
, Arizona Republic,,
Washington Monthly, San Jose Mercury-News, Global Post
The Daily Beast,, The Providence Journal,
Business Central Europe
,, Congressional
Quarterly, On Earth
, Nature Conservancy, E: The
Environmental Magazine, National Fisherman, The
American Prospect, Working Waterfront, Military History
Quarterly, The Chronicle of Philanthropy,
and The Bulletin
of the Atomic Scientists

He has covered a wide-range of issues, from ethnic conflict in
the Balkans and peacekeeping in Guatemala to the
destruction of coral reefs and the effects of global warming on
Antarctica. Since 1989, Woodard has been based  in Budapest,
Hungary, Zagreb, Croatia, Washington, DC, and on the
US-Mexico border near Brownsville, Texas.

Woodard received the
2012 George Polk Award (for Education
reporting) and was a finalist in both 2013 and 2014 for a
Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious award in U.S
business and financial journalism. He was a 2004 recipient of
Jane Bagley Lehman Award for Public Advocacy, given by
the Tides Foundation for his global reporting on environmental
issues. He has also been awarded numerous fellowships
including a
Pew Fellowship in International Journalism at the
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International
Studies, a policy fellowship at the
Regional Environmental
Center for Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, and
journalism fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the
United States, the Institute for International Education, and
the United States Antarctic Program. Woodard was named one
of "
Best State Capitol Reporters in America" by the
Washington Post in 2014, Journalist of the Year for 2014 by
the Maine Press Association,
and was voted Best Author in
2009 and 2012 by the readers of the
Portland Phoenix. He is a
past director of the writing program at the
Salt Institute for
Documentary Studies, where he taught advanced narrative
journalism, editing, and fieldwork.  He is a graduate of Tufts
University and the University of Chicago, where he was
awarded the 1997
Morton Kaplan prize for his thesis on the
causes of ethnic conflict in the Balkans.

Woodard is a member of the
Cosmos Club and the Sea Space
Symposium, and is a trustee of the Bigelow Laboratory for
Ocean Sciences.

He lives in Midcoast Maine with his wife, Sarah Skillin
Woodard, and family.

He has center-justifed this page because Sitebuilder is otherwise incapable of
rendering it correctly. He is looking forward to abandoning the software and Yahoo
Small Business web services as soon as possible.
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