TOM CLAVIN was born in the Bronx and grew up on Long Island. After studies at Suffolk County Community College, University of Southern California, SUNY Albany, and SUNY Stony Brook, he emerged with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English and Literature.

 In the newspaper business, he was a reporter for 15 years for The New York Times and also served as managing editor at The East Hampton Star and for 10 years as editor-in-chief of The Independent group of weekly newspapers. Tom has also been a columnist and contributing writer at The Press News Group on eastern Long Island. As a freelance writer he wrote for several prominent magazines on a variety of topics, including Men’s Journal, Smithsonian, Parade, Reader’s Digest, Golf, Cosmopolitan, and Family Circle. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association.

 Four of his books have been New York Times best sellers: Dodge City, The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey’s Typhoon, and The Last Stand of Fox Company. Other recent titles that have received popular and critical acclaim include The DiMaggios, Lucky 666, Last Men Out, Gil Hodges, Roger Maris, Being Ted Williams, and Reckless. Valley Forge, published by Simon and Schuster, was released in October 2018, and Wild Bill will be published by St. Martin’s Press in February 2019.

 Since 1982, Tom has been a full-time resident of Sag Harbor, where his two children, Katy and Brendan, were born.


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