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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 Bestseller 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 Republic 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 seven 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
The Portland Press Herald / Maine
Sunday Telegram. His work has appeared in dozens of publications
including
The San Francisco Chronicle, The Economist, The
Washington Post, Smithsonian, Bloomberg View, The Guardian,
Politico Magazine, The Miami Herald
, Arizona Republic,  
Newsweek.com
, Washington Monthly, San Jose Mercury-News,
Global Post
, The Daily Beast, RollingStone.com, The Providence
Journal, Business Central Europe
, Tompaine.com, Congressional
Quarterly, On Earth
, Nature Conservancy, E: The Environmental
Magazine, National Fisherman, The American Prospect, 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 the
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.










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