Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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


  • 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
  •, #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:


  • 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 "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.


  • 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
  • Laura Hillenbrand's New Yorker article about her struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
  • Laura Hillenbrand answered reader questions for the New York Times online. The intervivew can be seen at
  • Smithsonian magazine article on Laura Hillenbrand and Seabiscuit:
  • Denver Post interview with Laura Hillenbrand:,1413,36%7E25322%7E1521718,00.html
  • SolPix interview with Laura Hillenbrand:
  • 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
  • Good Morning America segment transcript.
  • Equisearch article on Laura Hillenbrand:

    For interview requests, please contact Sally Marvin at