Steve Oney in conversation with John Pruitt, A Man’s World: Portraits

Steve Oney in conversation with John Pruitt, A Man’s World: Portraits

A Man’s World is a collection of 20 profiles of fascinating men by author and magazine writer Steve Oney. Written over a 40-year period for publications including Esquire, Premiere, GQ, Time, Los Angeles, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the stories bring to life the famous (Harrison Ford), the brilliant (Robert Penn Warren), the tortured (Gregg Allman), and the unknown (Chris Leon, a 20-year-old Marine Corps corporal killed in the Iraq war).

Several of the articles are prize winners. "The Talented Mr. Raywood" won the City and Regional Magazine Association Award for best profile in an American city magazine. "Herschel Walker Doesn't Tap Out" won the Chicago Headline Club's Peter Lisagor Award for best magazine sports story. "Hollywood Fixer" won the Los Angeles Press Club Award for best magazine profile. "The Casualty of War" was a finalist for Columbia University's National Magazine Award.

Steve Oney is the author of And the Dead Shall Rise, winner of the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, the Southern Book Critics Circle Prize, and the National Jewish Book Award. Oney was educated at the University of Georgia and at Harvard, where he was a Nieman Fellow. He lives in Los Angeles.

John Pruitt retired from his anchor chair at WSB at the end of 2010 after a career spanning 46 years of covering news in Georgia. John continues to work on special projects and political commentaries for WSB, and in 2014, he marked his 50th year in television journalism.

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