Harvard University, A.B. 1967.
University of Iowa, M.F.A., 1974.
U.S. Army, 1967-69. First Lieutenant, served in Vietnam.
Contributing Editor, The Atlantic Monthly.
Visiting Lecturer at Smith College, 1985 and 1986.
Writer in Residence, Northwestern University, 1995.
Board of Trustees, Greenfield Community College, 2004 to present.
Board of Trustees, Damariscotta River Association, 2005 to present.
The Sidney Hillman Foundation Award, 1978.
The Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction, 1982.
The National Book Award, 1982.
The Ralph Coates Roe Medal, 1983.
The National Book Critics Circle Nomination, 1985 and 1989.
The Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1990.
The Christopher Award, 1990.
The L.L. Winship Book Award, 1990.
The Ambassador Book Award from the English Speaking Union, 1990.
The New England Book Award, 1994.
The Sarah Josepha Hale Award, 1998.
The Lettre Ulysses Award, (second prize), 2004.
Numerous nonfiction articles for The Atlantic and other periodicals, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Granta.
Short fiction: The Death of Major Great, The Atlantic, 1974; In Quarantine, The Atlantic, 1980; The Insurance Adjuster, Granta #38.
Guest Editor for The Best American Essays, Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
Books (all non-fiction):The Road to Yuba City, Doubleday, 1974; The Soul of a New Machine, Atlantic Monthly-Little Brown, 1981; House, Houghton Mifflin, 1985; Among Schoolchildren, Houghton Mifflin, 1989; Old Friends, Houghton Mifflin, 1993; Home Town, Random House, 1999; Mountains Beyond Mountains, Random House, 2003; My Detachment, Random House, 2005. Strength in What Remains, Random House, 2009.
Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of Strength in What Remains, Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.