Tom French

Thomas French, a Pulitzer prizewinning journalist who reported at the St. Petersburg Times for almost three decades, is the author of three nonfiction books.

French now teaches writing at the Poynter Institute, at Indiana University’s journalism school, and at newsrooms and conferences around the world. For the past ten years, he has been a member of the faculty at Goucher College’s creative nonfiction MFA program, where he coaches authors of all ages and backgrounds on how to develop, report and write their first books.

French’s newest book — Zoo Story, a true account of life and death at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo — was published by Hyperion in July 2010.