Doug Stanton Biography
Doug Stanton is the author of the New York Times bestseller In Harms Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors. A former contributing editor at Esquire, Sports Afield, and Outside, Stanton is now a contributing editor at Mens Journal and has written extensively on travel, sport, entertainment, and history, during which time he nearly drowned in Cape Horn waters, survived a mugging by jungle revolutionaries, played basketball with George Clooney, and took an acting lesson from Harrison Ford.
Stanton lives in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan, where he is a member of the advisory board of the Interlochen Center for the Arts Motion Picture Arts program, and a trustee of the Pathfinder School.
He has taught writing at the college level and worked as a commercial sports fisherman and caretaker of Robert Frosts house in Vermont. Stanton graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and Hampshire College in Massachusetts, and also received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. He and his wife, the investigative reporter Anne Stanton, have three children.
This biography was last updated on 05/15/2009.
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