Doug Stanton


Doug Stanton is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “In Harm’s Way” and “Horse Soldiers,” and is a founder of the National Writers Series. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The New York Times, TIME, the Washington Post and other national publications where he has been a contributing editor. He has appeared multiple times on the “Today Show,” “Morning Joe” and other major TV and radio outlets to talk about his work.

“Horse Soldiers” was selected as a “2009 Best Book of the Year” by Publishers Weekly and the Christian Science Monitor, and a “2009 New York Times Notable Book.” A motion picture adaptation of the book, 12 Strong, was released by Jerry Bruckheimer films in January 2018.

Stanton has also taught writing at the college level and worked as a commercial sports fisherman and caretaker of Robert Frost's house in Vermont. He graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and Hampshire College, and received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Doug Stanton will be a panelist at our October, 2012 symposium: Information, Space and Time: The Arts, Creativity and Learning in the 21st Century.