At Winter Words 2014, Tom Reiss spoke about his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, The Black Count.


Tom Reiss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian, and journalist who has written for The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He is the author of three non-fiction books, including Führer-Ex: Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi (1996) and the international bestseller, The Orientalist (2006). Reiss received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography for his most recent book, The Black Count. The Christian Science Monitor called it “a remarkable and almost compulsively researched account” of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. Reiss lives with his wife and daughters in New York City.

Author Tom Reiss Shares Historic Story Behind “The Black Count” at Winter Words Event
Aspen Idea Blog, Catherine Lutz, March 24, 2014

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