Donovan Hohn

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Donovan Hohn (born May 29, 1972 San Francisco) is an American author, essayist, and editor.

Life[edit]

Donovan Hohn is the author of Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them, the tale of the Friendly Floatees. He was raised in San Francisco. He graduated from Oberlin College, from Boston University with an MA, and from University of Michigan, with an MFA.[1]

A former English teacher, and a former senior editor of Harper's Magazine, he was also the features editor of GQ. His work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine,[2] Outside,[3] and The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2.[4]

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

  • Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them' '(2011)
  • Hohn, Donovan (June 22, 2008). "Sea of Trash". The New York Times. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  • "Monsterwellen", Outside Magazine (Jan. 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hohn profile, Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation website. Accessed Dec. 21, 2012.
  2. ^ Hohn, Donovan (June 22, 2008). "Sea of Trash". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Hohn, Donovan. "Monsterwellen," Outside (Jan. 16, 2009).
  4. ^ Hohn profile, Creative Nonfiction website. Accessed Dec. 22, 2012.
  5. ^ Press release. "U-M names Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows," University of Michigan News Service (May 8, 2012).
  6. ^ Press release. "2013 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award"

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