Eric Jay Dolin

Official Panelist

2024 Participant · Non-Fiction · History

Eric Jay Dolin
Eric Jay Dolin

Eric is the author of sixteen books, including Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America, which was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe, and also won the 2007 John Lyman Award for U.S. Maritime History. His most recent book before Left for Dead is Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution, which was awarded the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award and the Samuel Eliot Morison Book Award for Naval Literature. Rebels was also selected as a "Must-Read" book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Before Rebels came A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes, which was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, and was chosen as one of the 50 notable books of non-fiction of the year by The Washington Post, and as one of the Best Science & Technology Books of 2020 by the Library Journal and Booklist. It was also the winner of Atmospheric Science Librarians International Choice Award for History. Dolin lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with his family. For more information, please see www.ericjaydolin.com.

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Book Title(s)

  • Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World