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Thomas Mallon

Biography

Thomas Mallon

Thomas Mallon is the author of 10 novels, including HENRY AND CLARA, DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN, FELLOW TRAVELERS and WATERGATE. FELLOW TRAVELERS has been made into a contemporary opera that is regularly performed throughout the United States. Mallon is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review, and in 2011 he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award for prose style. He has been the literary editor of GQ and the deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Thomas Mallon

Books by Thomas Mallon

by Thomas Mallon - Fiction

LANDFALL is set during the tumultuous middle of the George W. Bush years, amid the twin catastrophes of the Iraq insurgency and Hurricane Katrina. The president possesses a personality whose high-speed alternations between charm and petulance, resoluteness and self-pity, continually energize and mystify the panoply of characters around him. They include his acerbic, crafty mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush; his desperately correct and eager-to-please secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice; the gnomic and manipulative Donald Rumsfeld; foreign leaders from Tony Blair to Vladimir Putin; and the caustic one-woman chorus of Ann Richards, Bush's predecessor as governor of Texas.

by Thomas Mallon - Fiction, Historical Fiction

FINALE captures the crusading ideologies, blunders and glamour of the still-hotly-debated Ronald Reagan years, taking readers to the political gridiron of Washington, the wealthiest enclaves of Southern California, and the volcanic landscape of Iceland, where the president engages in two almost apocalyptic days of negotiation with Mikhail Gorbachev. At the center of it all --- but forever out of reach --- is Reagan himself, whose genial remoteness confounds his subordinates, his children and the citizens who elected him.

by Thomas Mallon - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew before now, Thomas Mallon retells the story of the Watergate scandal, suggesting answers to some of the incident’s greatest unsolved mysteries.