Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and a best-selling author. His book Black Hawk Down, a finalist for the National Book Award, was the basis of the film of the same name. His book Killing Pablo won the Overseas Press Club's 2001 Cornelius Ryan Award as the book of the year. Among his other books are Guests of the Ayatollah, an account of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, which was listed by Newsweek as one of "The 50 Books for Our Times." His most recent books are The Best Game Ever, the story of the 1958 NFL championship game, and Worm, which tells the story of the Conficker computer worm, based on the article "The Enemy Within," published The Atlantic.

Mark has received The Abraham Lincoln Literary Award and the International Thriller Writers' True Thriller Award for lifetime achievement, and served as a judge for the National Book Awards in 2005. He is a 1973 graduate of Loyola University Maryland, where he also taught from 2001-2010. A reporter and columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 30 years, Bowden is now an adjunct professor at The University of Delaware and lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania. He is married with five children and two granddaughters.

Books by Mark Bowden

Hue 1968

Published: October 2017

A riveting history of the biggest and bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War from 'a master of narrative journalism' (New York Times Book Review)

Hue 1968

Published: October 2017

A riveting history of the biggest and bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War from 'a master of narrative journalism' (New York Times Book Review)

Killing Pablo

Published: September 2016

The bestselling blockbusting story of how American Special Forces hunted down and assassinated the head of the world's biggest cocaine cartel.

Now the subject of the hit Netflix series Narcos.

The Three Battles of Wanat

Published: June 2016

Mark Bowden has had a prolific career as one of America's leading journalists - this is an essential collection for any fan of his writing.

The Finish

Published: August 2013

In his most important and commercial book since Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden draws on unprecedented access to the figures involved to produce the definitive account of the assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Worm

Published: February 2013

'Masterful journalism, one of the best books about the dark side of the web. turns complex ideas into an action thriller and whodunnit.' The Times

The Finish

Published: November 2012

In his most important and commercial book since Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden draws on unprecedented access to the figures involved to produce the definitive account of the assassination of Osama bin Laden.

The Finish

Published: November 2012

In his most important and commercial book since Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden draws on unprecedented access to the figures involved to produce the definitive account of the assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Killing Pablo

Published: June 2012

The bestselling blockbusting story of how American Special Forces hunted down and assassinated the head of the world's biggest cocaine cartel.

Worm

Published: November 2011

The best-selling author of Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo, has delivered a dramatic cyber-crime story that explores the Conficker Computer 'Worm', a potentially devastating computer virus.

Killing Pablo

Published: May 2007

Mark Bowden hits another home run with his chronicle of the manhunt for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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