Thomas Mallon was born November 2, 1951, and grew up in Stewart Manor, New York. He attended Brown University as an undergraduate, and earned a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from Harvard. His writing has been recognized by numerous awards. In 1994 he received the Ingram Merrill Award for outstanding work as a writer, and his essay Rodeo was included in The Best American Sportswriting 1992. He also won a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1986. His essays and reviews have appeared in GQ, Harper's, The New Yorker, The American Scholar, The Yale Review Architectural Digest, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post Book World.
After several years at Vassar College as an English professor, Mr. Mallon was Literary Editor for Gentlemen's Quarterly. He has lived in Texas and in England for a year as visiting scholar at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University. He currently resides in Westport, Connecticut. He is also the author of the novels Dewey Defeats Truman, Aurora 7, and Arts and Sciences, as well as Rockets and Rodeos, Stolen Words: Forays Into the Origins and Ravages of Plagiarism, and A Book of One's Own: People and Their Dairies.
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