Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Coming to Great Falls

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Coming to Great Falls

Washington Post editor David Hoffman to visit Writer’s Group Feb. 23.

David Hoffman, contributing editor to the Washington Post and New York Times best-selling author, will visit the Great Falls Writer’s Group on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Great Falls Library.

Hoffman, who covered the White House for the Post during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, formerly served as the newspaper’s Moscow Bureau Chief, Jerusalem Bureau Chief, foreign editor and assistant managing editor for foreign news. During his visit with the Great Falls Writer’s Group, he will discuss his writing life as both journalist and author.

Hoffman’s book, “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy,” won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 and was described by novelist John LaCarre as, “A stunning feat of research and narrative.” His 2015 book, “The Billion Dollar Spy,” tells the true story of Cold War espionage and offers a penetrating glimpse inside the CIA’s Moscow station.

Clarence Ashley, a founding member of the Great Falls Writer’s Group and himself the author of “CIA Spymaster, a biography of George Kisevalter,” the most highly-decorated case officer in the history of the CIA, helped spearhead Hoffman’s upcoming visit. Of Hoffman’s book, “The Dead Hand,” Ashley says, “I was more moved by this work than any other I have held — short of the Bible.”

Though seating will be limited (first come, first served) and maximum capacity is expected, the public is invited to attend. Early arrival (10:30 a.m.) is strongly recommended. No reservations will be taken.

Copies of Hoffman's newest book, “The Billion Dollar Spy,” will be available for purchase and signing.