Alex Prud'homme at the 2011 Texas Book Festival
|Born||1961 (age 56–57)
New York City
|Residence||Brooklyn, New York|
|Alma mater||Middlebury College (B.A., History, 1984)|
|Occupation||author and journalist|
|Relatives||Julia Child (great aunt)
Paul Cushing Child (great uncle)
Alex Prud’homme (born c. 1961) is an American journalist and the author of several non-fiction books.
Early life and education
Prud'homme collaborated with his great aunt Julia Child on the book My Life in France (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006), her memoir of discovering food and life in postwar Paris and Marseille. The book became a number one New York Times best-seller, and inspired half of the movie Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child. In 2007, the book won the Literary Food Writing award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
Prud'homme previously wrote, with co-author Michael Cherkasky, Forewarned (Random House, 2003), about terrorism. He followed that with The Cell Game (Harper Collins, 2004), about the ImClone scandal; The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century (Scribner, 2011); and Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Returning to Julia Child a decade after her memoir, Prud'homme wrote The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016). The paperback is now available (Anchor Books, 2017).
His latest book, with photo curator Katie Pratt, is France is a Feast: the Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child, a selection of Paul Child's photographs from 1948-1954 (Thames & Hudson, 2017).
Prud'homme is researching a book about the history of food at the White House.
- TEDx Middlebury Speakers
- Alex Prud'homme site
- Bookpage - About My Life in France
- "2007 IACP Cookbook Awards".
- Random House - Forewarned
- Harper Collins - The Cell Game
- The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century, IndieBound. ISBN 978-1-4165-3545-4
- Alex., Prud'homme,. Hydrofracking. Oxford. ISBN 9780199311255. OCLC 854285755.
- Alex,, Prud'homme,. The French chef in America : Julia Child's second act (First ed.). New York. ISBN 9780385351751. OCLC 913844748.
- Alex,, Prud'homme,. The French chef in America : Julia Child's second act (First ed.). New York. ISBN 9780804168793. OCLC 913844748.
- Katherine., Pratt, (2016). France is a feast : paul and julia child's photographic journey. [Place of publication not identified]: W W Norton. ISBN 9780500519073. OCLC 940361862.
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