First of all, I totally agree with what people have said tonight about how incredibly nice and supportive this community of writers is. At a recent book event, I got to sit next to the great cartoonist Roz Chast, and I wanted to say something, get some kind of conversation going, so I started telling […]
About Steve Sheinkin
Steve Sheinkin is the winner of the 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award for Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War, the 2014 BGHB Nonfiction Award for The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights , and the 2011 BGHB Award for Nonfiction for The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery (all Roaring Brook).
A few years ago I was researching a book on the making of the atomic bomb, and my brother-in-law Eric, who loves wacky conspiracy theories, as I do, hit me with a great one. “You know when the first atomic bomb was tested, right?” he asked. “Sure,” I said, falling into his trap. “New Mexico […]
Accepting the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, author Steve Sheinkin delivered this speech on September 30, 2011. I’m extremely honored to accept this award, but there’s another reason this book is incredibly important to me. Writing it saved me from a twelve-year obsession. I’ll give you the abridged version. I visit schools a […]