Maryanne Vollers

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Maryanne Vollers is an author, journalist and well known ghostwriter. Her first book, Ghosts of Mississippi, was a finalist in non-fiction for the 1995 National Book Award.[1] She has been the "journalistic facilitator" of two prominent books for famous people including Hillary Clinton (Living History – for which she was not credited)[2] and Jerri Nielsen (Ice Bound).[3] She has also written magazine articles for publications such as Esquire,[4] GQ, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, and Time.[1]


Maryanne was born in Yorktown Heights, NY, the daughter of a New York City fire chief and a court clerk. She attended Yorktown High School, and graduated with honors from Brown University in Providence, RI. She has lived in Nairobi, Kenya, and Johannesburg, South Africa, where she worked as a writer, Time magazine stringer, radio newscaster, and field producer for NBC News, covering wars, politics, health and cultural issues across the continent and around the world. She reported on famine in Ethiopia from the mountains of Tigre, the scourge of civil war from the landmined fields of Mozambique, and the international heroin trade from the streets of Kathmandu. Now based in Montana, she and her husband, documentary photographer, director, and producer Bill Campbell, founded Homefire Productions to create news features and documentaries on political, social and environmental issues. Their PBS documentary Wolves in Paradise, about the human costs and benefits of the reintroduction of wolves in the Yellowstone region, won a CINE Golden Eagle award.[5]


  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1995)
  • Lone Wolf: Eric Rudolph: Murder, Myth, and the Pursuit of an American Outlaw (2006)[6]
  • In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom (2015)[7]


  1. ^ a b "Contributors". TIME. August 26, 1996. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  2. ^ "Battle of the Books". CBS News. February 22, 2008. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  3. ^ Barron, James; Kirkpatrick, David D. (April 4, 2001). "It Takes Collaborators". The New York Times. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  4. ^ Cohen, Roger (September 11, 1991). "Book Notes". The New York Times. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  5. ^ "Bio". Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Maslin, Janet (November 9, 2006). "Lone Wolf – Maryanne Vollers: New York Times Book Review". The New York Times. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  7. ^ "Overview". Penguin Press. Retrieved September 27, 2015.