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Laura Hillenbrand has been writing about history and Thoroughbred racing since 1988 and has been a contributing writer/editor for Equus magazine since 1989. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Talk, American Heritage, Reader's Digest, ABC Sports Online, the New York Post, the Week, Attache, the Blood-Horse, Thoroughbred Times, the Backstretch, and many other publications. Her 1998 American Heritage article on Seabiscuit won the Eclipse Award for Magazine Writing, the highest journalistic award for Thoroughbred racing. She served as a consultant on the Universal film of this book, released in 2003, as well as on a PBS documentary on Seabiscuit's life. Released in 2003 Seabiscuit is an Academy Award-nominated motion picture directed by Gary Ross, starring Toby Maguire and Jeff Daniels.

An alumna of Kenyon College, Laura lives in Washington D.C.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand
One of the most inspiring and positive, yet also one of the most painfully difficult and uncomfortable reads of the year. Hillenbrand, the author of ‘Seabiscuit’ has written the life story of Louis Zamperini; mischief maker, Olympian, bombardier, hero…...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Seabiscuit
Laura Hillenbrand
In 1938 one figure received more press coverage than Hitler, Mussolini and Roosevelt. He was a cultural icon and a world-class athlete- and an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse by the name of Seabiscuit.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/02/2007

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