Barry Siegel

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Professor, English
School of Humanities
Director, Literary Journalism Program, Literary Journalism
School of Humanities

M.S., Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, 1972, Journalism


B.A., Pomona College, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, 1971, English Literature

Phone: (949) 824-3023
Fax: (949) 824-2916
Email: bsiegel@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
408 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Literary Journalism, English
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Academic Distinctions
LA Times Book Prize Finalist, Current Interest category, 2013

American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression "Book of the Month," June 2008

Calif. Newspaper Publishers Assn Better Newspapers Contest, Feature Story, 2005

Associated Press News Executives Council, First Place, Feature Writing, 2005

Calif. Newspaper Publishers Assn Better Newspapers Contest, Best Writing, 2003

Pulitzer Prize, Feature Writing, 2002

California Newspaper Publishers Assn (CNPA) Better Newspapers Contest, Best Writing, 2001

PEN Center USA West Literary Award in Journalism, 2000; 1987

Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for Best Foreign, National or Business Article, 1997

Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for Best Example of Good Writing: 1996; 1993; 1986

National Headliner Award, feature writing, 1994

Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for Best Article in LA Times Magazine or Calendar: 1994, 1989

Best of the West Award, first place for environmental and natural resources reporting, 1991

Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Assn. Legal Journalism Award, 1987

American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award, 1985

State Bar of California Golden Medallion Media Award, first place, 1984

Greater Los Angeles Press Club Best News Writing Award, 1984

California-Nevada UPI Best Writing Award, 1984

The Livingston Award for Young Journalists, national reporting, 1983

Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for Best National, Foreign, or Wash DC reporting, 1982

Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for Best Metro Reporting, 1977.

Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award, 1977
Research Abstract
BARRY SIEGEL, a former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, directs the literary journalism program at UC Irvine. In 2002 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. His narratives have also garnered dozens of other honors, among them two PEN Center West Literary Awards in Journalism, the Livingston Award, and the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award. His seven books include four volumes of literary journalism and three novels of legal suspense.
Publications
A Death in White Bear Lake, Bantam, 1990
 
Shades of Gray, Bantam, 1992
 
The Perfect Witness, Ballantine, 1998
 
Actual Innocence Ballantine, 1999
 
Lines of Defense, Ballantine, 2002
 
Claim of Privilege, HarperCollins, 2008
 
Manifest Injustice, Henry Holt, 2013
Other Experience
National Correspondent
Los Angeles Times

Last updated
02/05/2016