As a reporter for the Washington Post and the Des Moines Register, and in six pathbreaking books, Nick Kotz won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, the National Magazine Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, and eight other renowned prizes. Among his works are exposés of government corruption and studies of national defense, civil rights, social, justice, and labor unions. The Texas Institute of Letters named his most recent book, The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, a finalist for their Carr P. Collins Award for Non-fiction. Historians also recently praised it for its eloquent depiction of early Jewish immigrants’ lives in Texas, and their later significant impacts on society, culture, and the economy. A Marine Corps veteran, educated at Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics, Kotz and his wife, author Mary Lynn Kotz, live on a cattle farm in Broad Run, Virginia. Visit the author’s website and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.