James S. Hirsch

James S. Hirsch is former reporter for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of four nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller. Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter, which was the basis for the film of the same name starring Denzel Washington. Hirsch is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Sheryl, and their children, Amanda and Garrett. Born and raised in St. Louis, he remains a diehard Cardinal fan.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I live to write the perfect sentence.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To fix anything in the house.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. honesty, humor, intelligence

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I listen.

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