Tracy Kidder

Bestselling Author • Essayist • Journalist


Good Prose

Praise for Good Prose

[A] well-structured, to-the-point, genuinely useful, and fun-to-read guide to writing narrative nonfiction, essays, and memoir . . . Crisp, informative, and mind-expanding.


My Detachment

Praise for My Detachment

Pulitzer Prize winner Kidder (The Soul of a New Machine) turns his great gift for narrative nonfiction to his own life and tells of his year in Vietnam as a young army officer. Far from a blood-and-guts memoir, Kidder’s story is one of painful self-revelation and amusing coming of age.

Library Journal

Strength In What Remains

Praise for Strength In What Remains

With an anthropologist’s eye and a novelist’s pen, Pulitzer Prize—winning Kidder (Mountains Beyond Mountains) recounts the story of Deo, the Burundian former medical student turned American émigré at the center of this strikingly vivid story…. This profoundly gripping, hopeful and crucial testament is a work of the utmost skill, sympathy and moral clarity.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Tracy Kidder

Praise for Tracy Kidder

[A] masterpiece…an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views…Kidder opens a window into Farmer’s soul, letting the reader peek in and see what truly makes the good doctor tick.

Nicholas Thomas, USA Today


Tracy Kidder and Deogratias Niyizonkiza, the protagonist in Kidder’s book The Strength of What Remains, CNN’s “Inside Africa” 

Book Trailer for Kidder’s award-winning book, Strength in What Remains


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