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Garry Wills

Born: May 22, 1934

Birthplace: Atlanta

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Garry Wills

Date of Birth : May 22, 1934
Birth Place : Atlanta

Garry Wills is a prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, journalist, and historian, specializing in American history, politics, and religion, especially the history of the Catholic Church. Wills has written nearly 40 books and, since 1973, has been a frequent reviewer for the New York Review of Books. He became a faculty member of the history department at Northwestern University in 1980, where he is currently an Emeritus Professor of History.


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  • Historian


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Awards Won

  • Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
  • National Humanities Medal
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism
  • St. Louis Literary Award
  • Ambassador Book Award for American Studies
  • Ambassador Book Award for Lifetime Achievement
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