Mitchell Zuckoff is the Redstone Professor of Narrative at Boston University. He covered 9/11 for The Boston Globe and wrote the lead news story on the day of the attacks. Years in the making, Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 is a spellbinding, heartbreaking, and, ultimately, uplifting narrative is an indelible portrait of 9/11. Fall and Rise masterfully weaves together the interrelated strands of the events in New York City; in Washington, D.C.; and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to create the first minute-by-minute history of that horrendous day. Fall and Rise will open new avenues of understanding for everyone who thinks they know the story of 9/11, bringing to life—and in some cases, bringing back to life—the extraordinary ordinary people who experienced the worst day in modern American history.
Zuckoff is the author of seven previous works of nonfiction, including the #1 New York Times bestseller 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, which became the basis of the Paramount Pictures movie of the same name.
As a member of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting. Zuckoff’s honors include the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Winship/PEN New England Award for Nonfiction, the Heywood Broun Memorial Award, and the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. He lives outside Boston with his family.
Talks and Topics
Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
Hiding in Plain Sight: Finding and Telling True Stories That Other Writers Overlook
Frozen in Time: An Epic True Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Ponzi Schemes: Financial Fraud, Old and New - From the Original Ponzi Scheme in 1920 to Madoff and His Ilk
The Life and Career of Director Robert Altman
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Previous & Upcoming Events:
May 22, 2019: Boston Public Library - Boston MA
April 30, 2019: 9/11 Memorial and Museum - New York, NY
In the News:
“Vivid, Intimate Stories of 9/11, From Those Who Survived and Those Who Didn’t” - The Washington Post (May 2019)
“Revisiting the Ponzi Scheme in Mitchell Zuckoff’s Ponzi’s Scheme” - The New York Times (May 2019)
“The Many Tragedies of 9/11” - The New York Times (May 2019)
“Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff” - StarTribune (Apr 2019)
“‘We Have Some Lanes’: Inside the Hijacking of Flight 11” - Boston Globe (Apr 2019)
“Mitchell Zuckoff’s Reconstruction of 9/11 Attacks is a Page Turner” - Newsday (Apr 2019)
“A Riveting, Harrowing, Moving Narrative History of 9/11” - The Boston Globe (Apr 2019)