Stephen Hunter was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1946, and grew up in the
Chicago area. He graduated from the
Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1968 and then spent
two years in the United States Army as a ceremonial soldier in the 3rd Infantry
in Washington, D.C.
Stephen Hunter has written 16 novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Author photograph by Kelly Campbell
This biography was last updated on 07/19/2010.
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