Called “the closest thing we have to a contemporary Steinbeck” by Colum McCann, award-winning journalist Dan Barry – formerly of the Providence Journal and now with The New York Times – has crisscrossed the nation in pursuit of stories large and small. Whether he is recreating baseball’s longest game (played at McCoy Stadium!), covering the aftermath of 9/11, or interviewing the coroner from The Wizard of Oz, his work explores and celebrates our shared experience.
Dan Barry is a longtime reporter and columnist, having written both the “This Land” and “About New York” columns for The New York Times. He is the author of several books, including Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game and This Land: America, Lost and Found, and writes on myriad topics, including culture, sports, New York City, and the nation.