John Matteson was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Eden’s Outcasts and is also the author of The Lives of Margaret Fuller, which received the Ann M. Sperber Prize for Best Biography of a Journalist. He has been a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and of the Leon Levy Center for Biography. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award of the John Jay College Alumni Association and the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences. Distinguished Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he lives in the Bronx.
Plutarch Award, 2013
Pulitzer Prize, 2008
Books by John Matteson
Hardcover, 2012From the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer John Matteson, an account of the "Susan Sontag" of nineteenth-century America.
Paperback, 2013“Psychologically rich. . . . Matteson’s book restores the heroism of [Fuller’s] life and work.”—The New Yorker
Hardcover, 2008The beloved author of Little Women was torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world.
Paperback, 2009Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Louisa May Alcott, John Matteson
Hardcover, 2015The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Louisa May Alcott illuminates the world of Little Women and its author.