Alex Prud'homme

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Alex Prud'homme
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Alex Prud'homme at the 2011 Texas Book Festival
Born 1961 (age 56–57)
New York City
Residence Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
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[edit]

Prud'homme is a native of New York City, a 1984 graduate of Middlebury College, and attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.[1]


Prud'homme's journalism has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Talk, Time, and People.[2]

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.[3] 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).[4]

Prud'homme previously wrote, with co-author Michael Cherkasky, Forewarned (Random House, 2003), about terrorism.[5] He followed that with The Cell Game (Harper Collins, 2004),[6] about the ImClone scandal; The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century (Scribner, 2011);[7] and Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2014).[8]

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).[9] The paperback is now available (Anchor Books, 2017).[10]

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).[11]

Prud'homme is researching a book about the history of food at the White House.

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