Larry Tye

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Larry Tye in 2009.

Larry Tye is an American non-fiction author and journalist best known for his 2009 New York Times bestselling[1][2] biography Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, the story of Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige.

From 1986 to 2001, Tye worked as a journalist at The Boston Globe, covering medicine, the environment, sports and national news. Before that he covered business and government at The Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama, then was the environmental reporter at The Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tye was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1993 - 1994[3] and has won a series of major newspaper awards, including the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the Edward J. Meeman Award for Environmental Journalism.

Two of Tye's books, one on the Pullman porters and another on electroconvulsive therapy, have been adapted into documentary films.[4][5]

Tye latest book, a history of Superman, was published by Random House in June 2012.

Tye is currently at work on a biography of Robert Kennedy for Random House.

In addition to his non-fiction writing career, Tye is Director of the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship, which each year trains ten of America's leading medical journalists on how to do a better job covering issues ranging from public health to mental health to insuring the uninsured.


Reviewers' lists and awards[edit]

  • Winner of the 2010 Seymour Medal for best book of baseball biography or history published in 2009
  • Winner of the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of 2009
  • Forbes' Best Sports Books of 2009, December 21, 2009
  • New York Times, 100 Notable Books of 2009, December 6, 2009
  • Kansas City Star, Top Books of 2009, December 4, 2009


External links[edit]