Rory Nugent (writer)
Nugent was born in New York. After he graduated from Williams College in 1975, he went to sea aboard freighters and canvas-fliers. He sailed solo across the Atlantic Ocean four times. His fifth crossing ended prematurely when the catamaran he was sailing capsized; he was rescued five days later. In the mid-1980s, Nugent mounted solo expeditions in search of the pink-headed duck on the Brahmaputra River and Mokele-mbembe in the Congo. He may have seen both, but his sightings remain unconfirmed. He wrote a non-fiction book about each expedition. Nugent changed gears in 1992 to become a foreign correspondent, first for Men's Journal and then as a staff member of Spin. He left journalism in 2002 and to work on his third book.
- The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck (Houghton Mifflin, 1991)
- Drums along the Congo (Houghton Mifflin, 1993)
- Down at the Docks (Pantheon Books, 2009)
- Nugent, Rory (June 2009). "Hope floats". The Atlantic. 303 (5): 62–63. Retrieved 10 July 2013. MS Oasis of the Seas
- Cary, Alice (1993-07-18). "In Search of the Elusive". Boston Herald. p. 7 (magazine).
- Mundow, Anna (2009-02-22). "Attuned to the voices of New Bedford". Boston Globe.
- Podolsky, J.D. (1993-09-06). "Paths of Rory". People.
- Upchurch, Michael (1991-06-09). "No Duck, But The Quest Was Worth The Trouble". Seattle Times.
- Wanner, Irene (1993-10-03). "Drums Along The Congo: On The Trail Of Mokele-Mbembe, The Last Living Dinosaur". Seattle Times.