His books were …

His books were the closest thing he had to furniture and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs.

– Laura Hillenbrand


born in Fairfax, Virginia, The United States May 15, 1967
gender: female
website: http://laurahillenbrandbooks.com/
genre: History

Laura Hillenbrand (born 1967) is the author of the acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend, a non-fiction account of the career of the great racehorse Seabiscuit, for which she won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001. The book later became the basis of the 2003 movie Seabiscuit. Her essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Equus magazine, American Heritage, The Blood-Horse, Thoroughbred Times, The Backstretch, Turf and Sport Digest, and many other publications. Her 1998 American Heritage article on the horse Seabiscuit won the Eclipse Award for Magazine Writing.

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Hillenbrand studied at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, but was forced to leave before graduation when she contracted chronic fatigue syndrome, which she has struggled with ever since. She now lives in Washington, D.C.



9 thoughts on “His books were …

  1. Happy 46th birthday, Laura Hillenbrand! 🙂

  2. gee,i got CFIDS in college too from mosquitoes in st. thomas and lived in fairfax too because the condo i bought in arlington -d.c. area has toxic molds…struggled w/ too until now and the mold is a million x’s worse.

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