Search - List of Books by Alec Wilkinson

Alec Wilkinson (b. 1952 - ) is a writer who has been on the staff of The New Yorker since 1980. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer he is among the "first rank of" contemporary American (20th Century and early 21st Century) "literary journalists...(reminiscent) of Naipaul, Norman Mailer and Agee." He is the author of eight books: "Midnights," (1982), "Moonshine," (1985), "Big Sugar," (1989), "The Riverkeeper," (1981), "A Violent Act, (1993), "My Mentor," (2002), "Mr. Apology," (2003), and "The Happiest Man in the World," (2007), the latter about Poppa Neutrino, the only man to cross the Atlantic in a raft made of trash. Before Wilkinson was a writer, he was a policeman in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, which is the subject of "Midnights," and before that he was a rock and roll musician, playing in a number of bands, including one in Berkeley, California with Tony Garnier, Bob Dylan's longtime bass player and bandleader. Wilkinson began writing when he was twenty-four, showing work to William Maxwell, his father's friend, who in addition to being a novelist and short-story writer, had for forty years been an editor of fiction at The New Yorker. They worked together closely for years. Maxwell died in July 2000. "My Mentor" describes their friendship. Wilkinson's honors include a Lyndhurst Prize, a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and a Guggenheim fellowship. He is married, has a son, and lives in New York City. He is also the brother of Leland Wilkinson.

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  • Translated web reports of Russian ice hockey matches.
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Total Books: 31
The Ice Balloon S A Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration
2013 - The Ice Balloon S a Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration [Vintage] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307741868
ISBN-10: 0307741869
Genres: History, Travel
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The Protest Singer An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger
The Happiest Man in the World
2008 - The Happiest Man in the World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099516897
ISBN-10: 0099516896
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Happiest Man in the World An Account of the Life of Poppa Neutrino
2007 - The Happiest Man in the World an Account of the Life of Poppa Neutrino (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781400065431
ISBN-10: 1400065437
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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Mr Apology and Other Essays
2003 - Mr Apology and Other Essays (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780618123117
ISBN-10: 0618123113
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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My Mentor  A Young Writer's Friendship with William Maxwell
2003 - My Mentor a Young Writer's Friendship with William Maxwell (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780618382699
ISBN-10: 0618382690
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference
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My Mentor A Young Man's Friendship with William Maxwell
Midnights A Year With the Wellfleet Police
2000 - Midnights a Year with the Wellfleet Police [Hungry Mind Find] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781886913325
ISBN-10: 1886913323
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Moonshine A Life in Pursuit of White Liquor
1998 - Moonshine a Life in Pursuit of White Liquor [Hungry Mind Find] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781886913240
ISBN-10: 1886913242
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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A Violent Act
1993 - A VIolent Act (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780679415077
ISBN-10: 0679415076
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Riverkeeper
1992 - Riverkeeper (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679741343
ISBN-10: 0679741348
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Riverkeeper The
1991 - Riverkeeper The (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394573137
ISBN-10: 0394573137
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Big Sugar Seasons in the Cane Fields of Florida
1990 - Big Sugar Seasons in the Cane Fields of Florida (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679731870
ISBN-10: 0679731873
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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Big Sugar Seasons in the Canefields of Florida
1989 - Big Sugar Seasons in the Canefields of Florida (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394573120
ISBN-10: 0394573129
Genre: Nonfiction
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MOONSHINE  PUR WH LIQR
1985 - Moonshine Pur Wh Liqr (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780394545875
ISBN-10: 0394545877
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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De Ijsballon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789026323522
ISBN-10: 9026323522
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