Robert Coram

Robert Coram

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Robert Coram began his writing career as a reporter, where he gradually worked his way from local papers to national publications such as Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and The New Yorker. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Coram also taught writing at Emory College for twelve years. At the turn of the century, he began to focus on full-length non-fiction books, ultimately publishing three highly well-reviewed biographies with Little, Brown, and Company.

Robert Coram became a reporter for The Atlanta Constitution. 

The first year, he received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for his stories about drug smuggling.

The second year, he covered the war in El Salvador.

He received another Pulitzer Prize nomination for a series of articles that stopped the National Park Service from developing Cumberland Island.

The third year, he was fired by a new assistant managing editor who said Coram’s interviewing techniques were too aggressive.