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John Colapinto (Toronto 1958) is an award-winning journalist, author and novelist and is currently a staff writer at The New Yorker.

Prior to working at The New Yorker, Colapinto wrote for Vanity Fair, New York magazine and The New York Times Magazine, and in 1995 he became a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where he published feature stories on a variety of subjects ranging from AIDS, to kids and guns, to heroin in the music business, to Penthouse magazine creator, Bob Guccione (his Guccione story was a finalist for the ASME award in profile writing in 2004). In 1998, he published a 20,000 word feature story in Rolling Stone titled The True Story of John/Joan, an account of David Reimer, who had undergone a sex change in infancy--a medical experiment long heralded as a success, but which was, in fact, a failure. The story, which detailed not only Reimer's tortured life, but the medical scandal surrounding its cover-up, won the ASME Award for reporting and in 2000, Colapinto published a book-length account of the case, The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl. The book was a New York Times bestseller and the film rights were bought by Peter Jackson, the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Colapinto also wrote a novel, About the Author, a tale of literary envy and theft. It was published in August 2001 and was a number 6 pick on the Booksense 76 list of best novels of the season; it was a nominee for the IMPAC literary award and for a number of years was under option by Dreamworks, where playwright Patrick Marber (Closer and Howard Katz) wrote a screen adaptation. The film rights to the novel have since been acquired by producer Scott Rudin.

As a writer for The New Yorker, Colapinto has written about subjects as diverse as medicinal leeches; Sotheby's auctioneer Tobias Meyer; fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld and Rick Owens; the linguistic oddities of the Pirah people (an Amazonian tribe); and Paul McCartney.

John Colapinto lives on New York City's Upper East Side. He is married to fashion illustrator and artist, Donna Mehalko, and they have one son.

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Total Books: 25
Undone
2016 - Undone (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781443434690
ISBN-10: 1443434698
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Undone A Novel
2016 - Undone a Novel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781593766429
ISBN-10: 1593766424
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment
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As Nature Made Him The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
Ein unbeschriebenes Blatt
2004 - Ein Unbeschriebenes Blatt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783492241328
ISBN-10: 3492241328
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About the Author
2002 - About the Author (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060932176
ISBN-10: 0060932171
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Der Junge der als Mdchen aufwuchs
2002 - Der Junge Der Als Mdchen Aufwuchs (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442151189
ISBN-10: 344215118X
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About the Author A Novel
2001 - About the Author a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060194178
ISBN-10: 0060194170
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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As Nature Made Him  The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
As Nature Made Him - The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl
2000 - As Nature Made Him - the Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780732274337
ISBN-10: 0732274338
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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