James Carroll, “one of the most adept and versatile writers on the American scene today” (Denver Post),  is the author of ten novels and seven works of non-fiction, including the National Book Award winning An American Requiem; the New York Times bestselling Constantine's Sword, now an acclaimed documentary; House of War, which won the first PEN-Galbraith Award; and Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World, which was named a 2011 Best Book by Publishers Weekly. His Boston Globe columns were honored with the 2012 Scripps Howard Award for Best Commentary. He lectures widely, both in the United States and abroad. In 2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish his eleventh novel, Warburg in Rome, and Viking will publish Christ Actually: The Son of God for The Secular Age, his eighth work of non-fiction.

James Carroll is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University in Boston, where he lives with his wife, the novelist Alexandra Marshall.

Read James Carroll’s recent Boston Globe columns here


2012 Scripps Howard

    National Journalism Award

for Commentary

James Carroll

Columns, The Boston Globe

Judges comment:

"James Carroll's elegant style and historical depth of knowledge combine with his thoughtful, moral point of view to consistently provide his readers with a unique voice. He understands his community but also brings understanding and knowledge to those outside of it."

Globe columnist James Carroll wins Scripps Howard Journalism Award for Commentary




award-winning author and columnist for

The Boston Globe

Click here for “Who Am I To Judge?” - James Carroll’s profile of Pope Francis for The New Yorker.