BRAGG, RICK, 1959-


Writer; journalist; university professor. Born– July , 1959, Piedmont. Parents– Charles and Margaret Marie Bundrum Bragg. Married– Lisa Creel; Married– Diane Wells, 2005. Education– Jacksonville State University; Harvard University (Neiman Fellow), 1992. Reporter for the Anniston Star, 1980-86; Birmingham News, 1986-89; St. Petersburg Times, 1989-94; New York Times, 1994-2003. Professor of journalism, University of Alabama College of Communications, 2005-. Winner of some fifty awards for writing, including the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, 1996; American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award; Harper Lee Award for Alabama Writer of the Year, 2009. Alabama Library Association Author of the Year for Non-Fiction, 1998.


All over but the Shouting.  New York, Pantheon, 1997.

Ava’s Man. New York: Knopf, 2001.

I Am a Soldier Too:  The Jessica Lynch Story. New York: Knopf, 2003.

Most They Ever Had. MacAdamCage, 2009.

My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South.  Oxmoor, 2015.

Prince of Frogtown.  New York: Knopf, 2001.Redbirds:  Memories from the South. London: Harville Press, 1998.

Somebody Told Me:  The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg.  University of Alabama Press, 2000.


Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.  HarperCollins, 2014.

Wooden Churches. Chapel Hill, NC:  Algonquin Press, 1999.