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John Matteson

John Matteson was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Eden’s Outcasts and is also the author of The Lives of Margaret Fuller, which received the Ann M. Sperber Prize for Best Biography of a Journalist. He has been a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and of the Leon Levy Center for Biography. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award of the John Jay College Alumni Association and the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences. Distinguished Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he lives in the Bronx.


Books by John Matteson

  1. Book CoverThe Annotated Little Women

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Louisa May Alcott illuminates the world of Little Women and its author.More

  2. Book CoverEden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for BiographyMore

  3. Book CoverThe Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography

    “Psychologically rich. . . . Matteson’s book restores the heroism of [Fuller’s] life and work.”—The New YorkerMore