Tom Hallman, Jr.



        Pulitzer Prize winning Tom Hallman, Jr. is author of SAM: THE BOY BEHIND THE MASK (Putnam, 2002)
and the forthcoming AMAZING GRACE (Simon and Schuster, 2012).  Tom Hallman, Jr. won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for his series, "The Boy Behind the Mask," and also won every other major journalism contest in the United States, and elicited 10,000 letters from readers—an unheard of number for a newspaper—who said the articles changed their lives in a profound way.  Tom Hallman, Jr. has been a reporter for more than 25 years, and before winning this year’s Pulitzer Prize, had been a Pulitzer Prize Finalist twice before, and has won every major writing award for his journalism. He’s been at the Oregonian since 1980, and is a senior reporter, specializing in features/narratives. He expects blurbs from Bob Brown at ABC's 20/20, Mike Wallace at CBS' 60 Minute, Ken Auletta of the New Yorker, Mike Winerup at the New York Times and many others.

        Tom Hallman Jr., is considered one of the nation's premier narrative writers. During his career, he has won every major feature-writing award, some for stories that took months to report, others less than a couple of hours. The stories range from the drama of life and death in a neo-natal unit, to the quiet pride of a man graduating from college. He is a frequent contributor to Readers Digest, and his stories have appeared in Esquire, Best Life and Star magazine. 

His awards include:
Pulitzer Prize — feature writing
Pulitzer finalist — beat reporting
Pulitzer finalist — feature writing.
American Society of Newspaper Editors winner — feature writing
American Society of Newspaper Editors winner — feature writing
American Society of Newspaper Editors — finalist
National Society of Professional Journalists — feature writing
National Society of Professional Journalists — feature writing.
National Scripps Howard Journalism Award — Ernie Pyle Human Interest
Writing.
National Scripps Howard — Business Reporting.
National Headliner Award — Outstanding Feature Writing.
National Headliner Award — Outstanding Feature Writing.
Nixon National Writing Award
Penny Missouri, multiple awards.
Livingston Award for Young Journalists.

 

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