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Jack Miles

Born: Jul 30, 1942

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jack Miles

Date of Birth : Jul 30, 1942
Birth Place : Chicago

John R. "Jack" Miles is an American author and winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the MacArthur Fellowship. His writings on religion, politics, and culture has appeared in numerous national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. Miles treats his biblical subjects neither as transcendent deities or historical figures, but as literary protagonists. His first book, God: A Biography, won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1996, and has been translated into sixteen languages. His second book Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2002. Miles was named a MacArthur Fellow for the period 2003–07. Miles is general editor of the Norton Anthology of World Religions.


  • Writer
  • Biblical Scholar

Awards Won

  • MacArthur Fellowship
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography
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