Peter Duffy

Peter Duffy has been a freelance journalist since 1999, writing for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The New Republic, Slate, and many other outlets. His most recent book is The Killing of Major Denis Mahon: A Mystery of Old Ireland. More

Peter Duffy was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. Since 1999, he has been a freelance journalist, writing for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The New Republic, Slate, and many other outlets. In 2003, HarperCollins published his first book, The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1200 Jews. It has been translated into French, Catalan, Japanese, German, Italian, Hebrew, Polish, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, and Russian. In 2007, HarperCollins published his second book, The Killing of Major Denis Mahon: A Mystery of Old Ireland, which tells the story of paupers in rural Ireland who rose up to assassinate their landlord during the Great Irish Famine of the 19th century. It was an alternate selection of the History Book Club and was also offered by the Book of the Month Club and the Military Book Club. He lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with his wife, Laura Italiano, and daughter, Eleanor.

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