Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN Fiction History Non-Fiction Born: 1964 in Brooklyn, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionEig has lived in Chicago since the early eighties. He graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Biographical and Professional InformationJonathan Eig is a former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he remains a contributing writer. He has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Slate.com, among others. Prior to The Wall Street Journal, Eig worked as a feature writer for Chicago magazine and as a news reporter for The Dallas Morning News and The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Eig has taught writing at Columbia College Chicago and Northwestern. He has spoken to audiences at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, Harvard Medical School, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He has also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and in two Ken Burns documentaries: Prohibition and Jackie Robinson. Currently, Eig is working with Burns and Florentine Films in making a documentary on Muhammad Ali. He is also working with CBS on an Ali miniseries based on his book.
*''Get Capone: The Secret Plot that Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster'', Simon & Schuster, 2010 *''Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig and Jake Eig'', Simon & Schuster, 2006 *''Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season'', Simon & Schuster, 2008 Ali: A Life, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017 The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, Norton, 2015