Pete Hamill was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. in 1935, the oldest of seven
children of immigrants from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Catholic
schools, leaving school at 16 to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a sheet
metal worker, and then going on to the United States Navy. While serving in
the Navy, he completed his high school education. Using the educational
benefits of the G.I. Bill of Rights, he attended Mexico City College in
1956-1957, studying painting and writing, and later went to Pratt Institute.
After working as a graphic designer for a few years he joined the New York Post as a reporter in 1960 and has been a journalist ever since. He was a columnist for the New York Post, the New York Daily News, and New York Newsday, the Village Voice, New York magazine and Esquire. He was also editor-in-chief of both the Post and the Daily News.
As a journalist, he covered wars in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Lebanon and Northern Ireland, and has lived for extended periods in Mexico City, Dublin, Barcelona, San Juan and Rome. From his base in New York he has also covered murders, fires, World Series, championship fights and the great domestic disturbances of the 1960s, and has written extensively on art, jazz, immigration and politics. He witnessed the events of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath and wrote about them for the Daily News.
He has also written much fiction, including movie and TV scripts. He has published ten novels and two collections of short stories.
He is the father of two daughters, and has a grandson. He is married to the Japanese journalist, Fukiko Aoki, and they divide their time between New York City and Cuernavaca, Mexico.
A Killing for Christ (1968)
The Gift (1973)
Flesh and Blood (1977)
Dirty Laundry (1978)
Deadly Piece (1979)
The Guns of Heaven (1983)
Loving Women (1989)
Snow in August (1997)
North River (2007)
Tabloid City (2011)
Pete Hamill's website
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