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(May 21, 1932- ) Born in Indianapolis, Indiana; worked for high school newspaper and as sports correspondent for Indianapolis Star. Graduated from Columbia in 1955. Worked as staff writer for The Nation (1956-60), contributing editor for Atlantic Monthly (1968-80), contributing editor for GQ (1990-94), and senior writer for Yoga Journal (1994-98). Awarded Neiman fellowship in journalism at Harvard University, 1963-64. Created television series James at 15 (1977). Has taught in writing programs at Boston University, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Emerson College, Iowa Writers' Workshop, and Florida International University, and has led workshops in spiritual autobiography at religious institutions. His books include Island in the City: The World of Spanish Harlem (1959), Revolt in the South (1962), The Addict: An Anthology (1963), Between the Lines (1965), Supernation at Peace and War (1968), All Her Children: The Making of a Soap Opera (1975), Returning: A Spiritual Journey (1988), New York in the Fifties (1992), Expect a Miracle (1995), Creating from the Spirit (1996), How Do We Know When It's God? (1999), and the novels Going All the Way (1970), Starting Over (1973), Home Free (1977), Under the Apple Tree (1982), and Selling Out (1985).

Also see Dan Wakefield's website. It contains information about his books, journalism, and novels.