Steve Sheinkin

About Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin received the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction for his book, The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery (Roaring Brook).

The Port Chicago 50: Author Steve Sheinkin’s 2014 BGHB NF Award Speech

Port Chicago

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 […]

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: Author Steve Sheinkin’s 2011 BGHB Nonfiction Award Speech


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 […]