William T. Vollmann
William T. Vollmann, born in 1956 in Los Angeles, is the author of numerous novels, short story volumes and specialized books which have won him many prizes, for example the Whiting Writers Award and the National Book Award, the latest being the Mildred and Harold Living Award in 2008.
The Newsday hails William T. Vollmann as »unconventional – and possibly most exciting and inventive novelist alive«, and the Washington Post sees in him »the only novelist who succeeds in filling in the seven-league boots of a [...] John Barth, William Gaddis and Thomas Pynchon«. The New Yorker selected him as one of the best 20 American authors. Vollmann is a prestigious journalist and his articles as war correspondent have appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Newsday, Spin, Esquire and Gear. His journalistic work was also published in Best American Travel Writing 1999 and in Best American Essays 2000.