Fly Girls (O'Brien) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Where—Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Education—Northwestern Unniversity
Awards—Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism
Currently—lives in New Hampshie

The New York Times Book Review has hailed Keith O'Brien for his "keen reportorial eye" and "lyrical" writing style. He has written two books: Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness (2013) and Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History (2018).

O'Brien has been a finalist for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting, and contributed to National Public Radio for more than a decade. His radio stories have appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, as well as Marketplace, Here & Now, Only a Game, and This American Life.

O'Brien has written for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Politico, Slate,, and the Oxford American, among others.

He is a former staff writer for both the Boston Globe and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. As a newspaper reporter, he won multiple awards, including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

O'Brien lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children. (From Amazon. Retrieved 8/25/2018.)

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