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Famous & Notable Immigrant Authors, Writers, Journalists
Famous and notable authors, journalists and others in the publishing industry.
Peter Jennings - TV anchorman
Peter Jennings was the face of ABC television's "World News Tonight" for over 25 years.
Ted Koppel - anchorman
Koppel started working at ABC in 1963, first as a foreign correspondent for the network. He is most widely known as the long-time lead anchorman for Nightline, a position he held when the program began in 1980. Koppel gave up that position on November 22, 2005.
Frank McCourt, Irish-American Author with Pulitzer-Prize
Frank McCourt is not--legally speaking--an immigrant, because he was born in the US. However, he grew up in Ireland and didn't return until adulthood. Here, we review the memoir that earned him a Pulitzer Prize.
Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born Author
Vladamir Nabokov was a Russian immigrant and a world-renowned author, most famous for his novel, "Lolita," about a sympathetic older man's shocking and destructive affair with an underage girl.
Isaac Asimov (author, autobiography)
Russian-born American scientist and writer whose works include popular explanations of scientific principles and volumes of science fiction, including The Foundation Trilogy.
Max Frankel, German-born Journalist, Executive Editor
A refugee from Nazi Germany, Frankel couldn't even speak English when he arrived in the US as a boy. He went on to become a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, executive editor of <i>The New York Times</i>, and author of his own biography.
Kahil Gibran � Lebanon � Literature/Art
After Shakespeare and Loa Tze, Kahil Gibran was the best selling poet of the 20th century. During the 20th Century his book The Prophet was America's second best selling book, beaten only by The Bible.
Mary Antin, Author (autobiography)
Mary Antin was born in June of 1881 in Polotzk. She emigrated from Polotzk to Boston with her family in 1894, when she was thirteen. Her book "The Promised Land" was a bestseller when it was first published in 1912.
Thomas Mann, German-born Author with Nobel Prize in Literature
Mann was born to a German father and a mother of Portuguese-Creole Brazilian descent. He migrated first to Switzerland, and eventually to the US, already a long-time, well-respected author.
Elie Wiesel, Romanian-born Author with Nobel Peace Prize
The author of 30 books, Wiesel was deported from his native Sighet (now part of Romania) to a German concentration camp during World War II. He was liberated and moved to Paris, then eventually migrated to the US and became a citizen.
Derek Walcott , St. Lucian-born Poet with Nobel Prize in Literature
Born on the volcanic island of St. Lucia, Walcott studied in Jamaica. He later chose to divide his time between Trinidad--his homebase for writing--and Massachusettes, so he could teach at Boston University.
Dr. Deepak Chopra, Indian-born (Hindi) Author and MD
Born and educated in India,Chopra emigrated to the States in 1970. He practiced internal medicine and endocrinology before branching into the mind-body field. He has authored more than 40 top-selling books, influenced by Vedanta, the Bhagavad Gita, and quantum physics.
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