Colin Woodard is an award-winning
author and journalist. He is currently
State and National Affairs Writer for
the
Portland Press Herald / Maine
Sunday Telegram,
where he received
a
2012 George Polk Award for his
investigative reporting. He also writes
for
Washington Monthly, Politico
Magazine
, and The Chronicle of
Higher Education
and reviews books
for the
Washington Post. A native of
Maine, he has reported from more
than fifty foreign countries and seven
continents, and lived for more than
four years in Eastern Europe. He was
recently named one of the "
Best State
Capitol Reporters in America" by the
Washington Post and Journalist of the
Year by the Maine Press Association.

He is the author of the New England
bestseller
The Lobster Coast: Rebels,
Rusticators, and the Struggle for a
Forgotten Frontier (Viking Press,
2004), a cultural and environmental
history of coastal Maine;
Ocean's
End: Travels Through Endangered
Seas (Basic Books, 2000), a narrative
non-fiction account of the
deterioration of the world's oceans;
and
The Republic of Pirates: Being
The True And Surprising Story Of
The Caribbean Pirates And The Man
Who Brought Them Down , on which
the NBC series "
Crossbones"
(starring John Malkovich) is based.

His fourth book,
American Nations: A
History of the Eleven Rival Regional
Cultures of North America (Viking,
2011) was named one of the Best
Books of 2011 by the editors of
The
New Republic
and The Globalist and
won the 2012 Maine Literary Award
for Non-Fiction.

He lives in midcoast Maine.

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Colin discusses Republic of
Pirates on NPR's Weekend
Edition

Colin on lobster industry  on
public radio's Marketplace
Blog
Winner of the Portland Phoenix's 2012 and
2009 Best of Portland Readers' Polls
Best
Portland Author

Watch Colin talk American
Nations with Chuck Todd on
The Daily Rundown
American Nations
Read the Bloomberg
excerpts from
American Nations

Read Colin's interview with
Rolling Stone.com
See Colin's interview on
PBS News Hour  
Credit: Greta Rybus

Hear Colin's interview with
On Point's Tom Ashbrook on
pirates