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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), which is the basis
of the forthcoming NBC series "Crossbones." 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 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 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, 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, 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 for a 2013 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 voted Best
Author in 2009 and 2012 by the readers of the Portland
Phoenix and 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 Sea Space Symposium, and 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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