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Mitchell Zuckoff

mitch_zuckoffProfessor, Journalism

Professor Zuckoff is the author, most recently, of Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II. His previous book, Lost in Shangri-La, was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Winship/PEN New England Award. He is a former special projects reporter at the Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting. He received the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Heywood Broun Award, and the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award. His earlier books are Robert Altman: The Oral Biography, one of Amazon.com’s “Best Books of 2009”; Ponzi’s Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend, a New York Times Editors’ Choice book; and Choosing Naia: A Family’s Journey, which received the Christopher Award and was named a Massachusetts Honor Book. He is co-author of Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award.


BA, University of Rhode Island
MA, University of Missouri (O.O. McIntyre Fellow)
Batten Fellow, Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia


Email: zuckoff@bu.edu
Office: 203B

Professor Mitchell Zuckoff, speaks about the story behind his book Lost in Shangri-La.