Author Thomas Mallon speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Thomas Mallon received the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award in 1994 and won a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1987. His novels include "Henry and Clara," "Two Moons," "Dewey Defeats Truman," "Aurora 7" and several works of nonfiction. He is a former literary editor of GQ and has contributed frequently to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and Harper's. He was appointed a member of the National Council on the Humanities in 2002 and served as deputy chairman of the organization. This year he became director of the creative writing program at George Washington University. His new book, "Yours Ever: People and Their Letters" (Pantheon) explores "the offhand masterpieces dispatched through the ages by messenger, postal service and BlackBerry." Mallon lives in Washington, D.C.
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