Paul Elie

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Paul Elie at the 2012 Texas Book Festival.

Paul Elie (born 1965) is an American writer and editor.

Life and works[edit]

Born in New York, he holds a B.A. from Fordham University and an M.F.A. from Columbia University.

His book The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage was awarded the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction in 2004, and received National Book Critics Circle Award nomination. Since 1993 he has been an editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Reinventing Bach was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in the Criticism category.[1]

He is a long-time contributor to the Catholic journal Commonweal.

Don Brophy, managing editor for the Catholic book publisher Paulist Press, includes The Life You Save May Be Your Own in his 2007 book One Hundred Great Catholic Books from the Early Centuries to the Present.

Works[edit]

  • A Tremor of Bliss: Contemporary Writing on the Saints, editor, nonfiction (New York: Harcourt, 1994)
  • The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage, biography (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003)
  • Reinventing Bach, nonfiction (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Williams (January 14, 2012). "National Book Critics Circle Names 2012 Award Finalists". New York Times. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 

Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2004. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000155353.