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John Pekkanen

John Pekkanen

Writer, Author, Journalist
John Pekkanen
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Intro Writer, Author, Journalist
Is Writer Journalist
From United States of America
Type Journalism Literature
Gender male
Birth 11 February 1939
Age 81 years
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John Pekkanen (born February 11, 1939 in Lyme, Connecticut) is an author, and two-time National Magazine Award-winning American journalist and the winner of ten other national journalism awards including the National Headliner Award, the Penney-Missouri Award for medical journalism, and the Award of Excellence from the American College of Emergency Physicians.
A former correspondent and bureau chief for Life magazine and a senior writer for Washingtonian, Pekkanen has written for The New Republic, Atlantic Monthly, Town and Country and is the author of Donor: How One Girl's Death Gave Life to Others; The Best Doctors in the U.S.; Victims: An Account of a Rape; The American Connection - Profiteering and Politicking in the "Ethical" Drug Industry; M. D.: Doctors Talk about Themselves; and My Father, My Son with Admiral Elmo Zumwalt and Lieutenant Elmo Zumwalt. He is also a published poet.
Pekkanen has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

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