Prof. Ted Conover
Ted Conover is the author of four books of nonfiction, including Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, an account of his ten months spent working as a corrections officer at New York’s Sing Sing Prison. Newjack won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College (1981) in anthropology, Conover spent two years at Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar (1982-84). In 2001, he received an honorary doctorate from Amherst and in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship. In recent years he has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Oregon. A contributor to publications including The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker, he is researching a new nonfiction book about a handful of roads around the world and the costs and benefits of connectedness.
Stories contributed by Prof. Conover’s students:
People living far from their literary friends now have a way to read, and discuss, books together in real time by Nina Rastogi
“Some Hacking Required”
Tech gadget startup invites hackers to create software for computers – and maybe, one day, for video games and heart monitors
by Justin Jouvenal