Ted Conover

Professor
Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Ted Conover is the author of six books, most recently Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep. His best-known work is 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. Conover’s other books include Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America’s Hoboes, Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America’s Mexican Migrants, Whiteout: Lost in Aspen, and The Routes of Man: Travels in the Paved World. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, Conover spent two years at Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Amherst and of 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. He contributes to publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, T Magazine, National Geographic, and others.

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Published Works

The Strike That Brought MLK to Memphis January 16th, 2018 Ted Conover Professor 5280 My South Park August 1st, 2017 Ted Conover Professor A Death on the Tracks November 20th, 2016 Ted Conover Professor T Magazine The History of Southern Africa, by Train November 3rd, 2016 Ted Conover Professor Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep October 24th, 2016 Ted Conover Professor My Guantanamo, And Theirs August 10th, 2016 Ted Conover Professor Cattle Calls: The Vanishing Breed of the Country Vet October 12th, 2015 Ted Conover Professor The Allure of the Prison Break June 26th, 2015 Ted Conover Professor From Gitmo to an American Supermax, the Horrors of Solitary Confinement January 16th, 2015 Ted Conover Professor ‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson October 17th, 2014 Ted Conover Professor Rolling Nowhere, Part Two June 10th, 2014 Ted Conover Professor The Way of All Flesh May 1st, 2013 Ted Conover Professor A Snitch’s Dilemma July 29th, 2012 Ted Conover Professor A Master’s Missteps May 23rd, 2012 Ted Conover Professor The Fair Ophelia September 30th, 2011 Ted Conover Professor Brown Road May 18th, 2011 Ted Conover Professor Routes of Man February 6th, 2011 Ted Conover Professor Siberian Rhapsody November 22nd, 2010 Ted Conover Professor The Pathetic Newburgh Four November 22nd, 2010 Ted Conover Professor The Routes of Man June 1st, 2010 Ted Conover Professor Human Traffic December 16th, 2009 Ted Conover Professor On the Books February 4th, 2008 Ted Conover Professor Fuel Lines March 11th, 2007 Ted Conover Professor Peru’s Amazon Rainforest October 1st, 2006 Ted Conover Professor Capitalist Roadsters July 2nd, 2006 Ted Conover Professor The Checkpoint March 1st, 2006 Ted Conover Professor Backstage Man January 1st, 2006 Ted Conover Professor