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John Branch

John Branch is a reporter for the New York Times. His feature article about an avalanche in Washington State, "Snow Fall," won the Pulitzer Prize; he has been featured three times in The Best American Sports Writing; and his first book, Boy on Ice, won the PEN/ESPN Prize for Literary Sports Writing. He lives near San Francisco.

Books by John Branch

  1. Book CoverBoy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard

    “Shows us, in tender detail, a life consumed by our unholy appetites.”—Steve Almond, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book CoverThe Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

    An NPR Book of the Year

    A gripping portrait of one family’s gamble that rodeo and ranching are the future of the West—and not just its past.