Seabiscuit: An American Legend

  • More than 120 weeks on the New York Times best seller list in hardcover and paperback
  • 42 weeks at #1

    Awards:

  • Winner, William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award
  • BookSense Nonfiction Book of the Year
  • Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award
  • Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize
  • Finalist, Borders Original Voices Awards
  • Runner-up, Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Awards

    Named one of the best books of 2001 by:

  • National Public Radio's "Fresh Air", #1 Nonfiction Book
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • Time Magazine, #4 Nonfiction Book
  • Amazon.com, #6 Nonfiction Book
  • USA Today, #1 Sports Book and one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2001
  • People Magazine
  • The Economist
  • New York Magazine
  • Barnes and Noble (in 3 categories--histories, biographies & sports books)
  • Salon
  • ...and many more


    Upcoming Events & Appearances:

    Print:

  • Laura Hillenbrand's extensive account of her 16 years with chronic fatigue syndrome ran in the July 7 issue of the New Yorker magazine. Article can be seen at http://www.cfids-cab.org/MESA/Hillenbrand.html "The article was the winner of the 2003 National Magazine Award."
  • Laura Hillenbrand is profiled as a Woman of the Year, Glamour magazine, December issue.
  • Laura Hillenbrand is profiled as an Extraordinary Woman of 2003 in Vogue magazine. Lengthy article and Annie Leibovitz photo included.

    Internet:

  • Laura Hillenbrand and actor Gary Sinise ("Forrest Gump," "CSI: New York") recently founded Operation Iraqi Children, a nonpartisan organization which brings school supplies to needy children in Iraq. For information on how you can help out, go to www.operationiraqichildren.org.
  • Laura Hillenbrand's New Yorker article about her struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: http://www.cfids-cab.org/MESA/Hillenbrand.html
  • Laura Hillenbrand answered reader questions for the New York Times online. The intervivew can be seen at http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/03/readersopinions/hillenbrand-questions.html?ex=1069995600&en=029d8bc25b0dd212&ei=5070
  • Smithsonian magazine article on Laura Hillenbrand and Seabiscuit: http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues02/dec02/fatigue.html
  • Denver Post interview with Laura Hillenbrand: http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%7E25322%7E1521718,00.html
  • SolPix interview with Laura Hillenbrand: http://www.webdelsol.com/SolPix/sp-laurainterview.htm
  • The paperback edition of Seabiscuit: An American Legend is a Ballantine Reader's Circle title, complete with an author interview and discussion questions. Click here to see the questions and interview online.
  • Extensive interview with author at Beliefnet.com.
  • Good Morning America segment transcript.
  • Equisearch article on Laura Hillenbrand: http://www.equisearch.com/seabiscuit/masterwork_061203/

    For interview requests, please contact Sally Marvin at SMarvin@randomhouse.com.