Pen Name: Philip Caputo
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction
Born: 1941 in Westchester, Illinois - a village of Chicago
Caputo was born in Westchester, Illinois. He attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park and Loyola University in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Caputo is a novelist and journalist. He shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1973, when he was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
He was born in Chicago and educated at Purdue and Loyola Universities. After graduating in 1964, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years, including a 16-month tour of duty in Vietnam. He has written 14 books, including two memoirs, four books of general nonfiction, and eight novels.
His acclaimed memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War, is a memoir of his service during the Vietnam War as a marine lieutenant. It is widely regarded as a classic in the literature of war and has been published in 15 languages, has sold over 2 million copies since its publication in 1977.
He now resides in Norwalk, Connecticut and Patagonia, Arizona.
- A Rumor of War, Holt, 1977
- Horn of Africa, Holt, 1980
- DelCorso's Gallery, Holt, 1983
- Indian Country, Bantam, 1987
- Means of Escape, Harper-Collins, 1991
- Equation for Evil, Harper-Collins, 1996
- Exiles, Three Short Novels, Knopf, 1997
- The Voyage: A Novel, Vintage, 2000
- Ghosts of Tsavo, Stalking the Mystery of Lions of East Africa, National Geographic, 2002
- 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War, Atheneum, 2004
- 13 Seconds, A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings, Chamberlain Bros., 2005
- Acts of Faith, Knopf, 2005
- Crossers, Knopf, 2009
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
A Rumor of War
Release Date: 1986
Equation for Evil: A Novel
Release Date: 2014-02-04
The Voyage: A Novel
Release Date: 2000-11-14
Release Date: 1999-01-02
10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War
Release Date: 2005-10-01
13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings
Release Date: 2005-04-26
Acts of Faith
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Release Date: 2009-10-06
1973 Pulitzer Prize for Coverage of Primary Election Fraud
- Overseas Press Club Award, A Rumor of War
- Sidney Hillman Foundation award, A Rumor of War
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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Publisher - Aaron Priest Literary Agency
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