mitch zuckoff

Mitchell Zuckoff

Sumner M. Redstone Professor in Narrative Studies; Director, The Power of Narrative conference

About Mitchell Zuckoff

Professor Zuckoff is the author of eight nonfiction books, including Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11, a New York Times bestseller. His three previous books also were NYT bestsellers, including the No. 1 NYT bestselling 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, which was the basis of the movie, 13 Hours; Frozen in Time; and Lost in Shangri-La, which received the Winship/PEN New England Award. Zuckoff is a former special projects reporter at the Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting as a member of the Globe Spotlight Team. His honors include 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. Zuckoff has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. In addition to his teaching, he serves as director of the BU Power of Narrative Conference.


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