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William Langewiesche : biography

June 12, 1955 -

William Langewiesche (pronounced:long-gah-vee-shuh) (born June 12, 1955), AVweb » The World's Premier Independent Aviation News Resource: is an American author and journalist, and was a professional airplane pilot for many years. Since 2006 he has been the international correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine.

Life

Langewiesche is the son of Wolfgang Langewiesche, author of Stick and Rudder. He lives in N.Y.C. and France.

Partial Bibliography

Books

  • Langewiesche, William (2009). Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Magazine Articles

Newspaper Articles

Career

Langewiesche is currently the international correspondent for the magazine Vanity Fair, a position he has held since 2006. Prior to that, he was the national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly magazine where he was nominated for eight consecutive National Magazine Awards. He has written articles covering a wide range of topics from shipbreaking, wine critics, the Columbia shuttle disaster, modern ocean piracy, nuclear proliferation, and the World Trade Center cleanup.

Awards

Winner

  • 2007 National Magazine Award for Public Interest for Rules of Engagement
  • 2002 National Magazine Award for Reporting for The Crash of EgyptAir 990

Finalist

  • 2008 National Magazine Award for Reporting for City of Fear
  • 2007 Michael Kelly Award.
  • 2006 National Magazine Award for Reporting for The Wrath of Khan
  • 2005 Lettre Ulysses Award for The Outlaw Sea
  • 2005 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing for A Sea Story
  • 2004 National Magazine Award for Reporting for Columbia's Last Flight
  • 2004 Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage for American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center
  • 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center
  • 2002 National Book Critic’s Circle Award for American Ground: Unbuilding The World Trade Center
  • 2001 National Magazine Award for Profiles for The Million-Dollar Nose
  • 2000 National Magazine Award for Profiles for Eden: A Gated Community
  • 1999 National Magazine Award for Reporting for The Lessons of ValuJet 592
  • 1992 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing for The World in Its Extreme
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