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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Neal Gabler  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1950 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Gabler graduated from Lane Tech High School in Chicago, class of 1967, and was inducted into the National Honor Society.

Biographical and Professional Information

Neal Gabler is the author of five books, including three biographies: An Empire of Their Own, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Winchell, which was named Time magazines nonfiction book of the year and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Walt Disney, which won him his second Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was named biography of the year by USA Today. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shorenstein Fellowship from Harvard, and a Woodrow Wilson Public Policy scholarship, and was the chief nonfiction judge of the National Book Awards.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''Catching the Wind'', *NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK, Starred Reviews - Booklist and Kirkus -- ''An Empire of Their Own'', *Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 1989 -- ''Winchell'', *Time Magazine Nonfiction Book of the Year, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist -- ''Walt Disney'', *Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Biography, USA Today Biography of the Year