2015 Literary Award Honoree
Presidential historian, Contributing Editor at TIME, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is executive vice president and executive editor at Random House.
His book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, was a New York Times bestseller. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2009, the book was cited as an “unlikely portrait of a not always admirable democrat, but a pivotal president, written with an agile prose that brings the Jackson saga to life.”
His other New York Times bestsellers include Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, exploring the relationship between the two great leaders who piloted the free world to victory in World War II, and American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the executive board of the Society of American Historians, Meacham is a regular guest on “Morning Joe” and also occasionally appears on “Meet the Press,” “Charlie Rose,” and other broadcasts. He is editor-at-large of WNET Public Media, New York’s public television station. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University and a former trustee and regent of The University of the South.
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, 2012
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, 2008
American Gospel, 2006
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, 2003
Voices in Our Blood, 2001