Pete Hamill: New Yorker
By Irish America Staff
April / May 2002
Since September 11, Pete Hamill has devoted many columns to trying to make sense of what happened, if that is possible, or trying to analyze the reaction and process of healing of New Yorkers.
Hamill has been part of New York’s newspaper scene since 1960 when he started as a reporter for The New York Post. His award-winning journalistic career has involved writing columns for the Post, the Daily News, and New York Newsday. He spent periods as editor-in-chief of The New York Post and The New York Daily News. Though he has branched out into writing fiction, producing eight novels, one of which, Snow in August, remained on The New York Times bestseller list for four months, and two collections of short stories, he has returned to the world of the newspaper columnist with a much-loved column in The Daily News.
Hamill is the son of immigrants from Belfast, Northern Ireland and has two grown daughters. He is married to the Japanese journalist Fukiko Aoki. ♦