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									Jim Dwyer & Kevin FlynnJim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn
Native New Yorkers and veteran reporters, New York Times writers Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn offer a jarring look at what went on in the Twin Towers on 9/11. "In this heart-stopping, meticulous account of the minutes between the first plane crash and the collapse of the north tower, Dwyer and Flynn unflinchingly place the reader in the minds and hearts of the people who actually confronted our worst fears," writes James B. Stewart in The New York Times Book Review.

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Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn
Current Home:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Dwyer: B.S., Fordham, 1979; M.S., Columbia, 1980. Flynn: B.A., Brown, 1978; M.S., Columbia, 1979

2005 National Book Award Finalist

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								102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, Author: 
								Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn.

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102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
by Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn
"102 Minutes is a taut blend of narrative and investigative journalism that takes readers inside the Twin Towers on the morning of September 11," the National Book Award judges note. "A moving, enraging and cautionary book, 102 Minutes reminds us how quickly events -- even ones as exhaustively covered as 9/11 -- become mythologized and misunderstood."

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Writing Rituals

"Start early. Skip the newspapers in the morning. Steer clear of the computer for the first draft (the Internet was devised by the serpent to provide endless distraction)," Dwyer advises aspiring writers in our interview. When taking a break, always leave instructions on where to pick up -- on the thought or episode that comes next."

As for Flynn, he notes: "I like the music off and the heat on. I organize material on a checklist, write an outline from the checklist, do a quick write through for flow and then a seconds, slower draft for fact checking and polish. I find that I talk to myself a lot."

Dwyer's Reading List

Flynn's Reading List

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								The Known World, Author: 
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The Known World
by Edward P. Jones, Davis (Editor)
We asked Dwyer and Flynn to tell us about some of their favorite books. Edward P. Jones's masterpiece, The Known World, made Dwyer's list. "The plot concerns a black slaveholder, before the Civil War; the real action is about moral transactions, how the soul is bartered when flesh is sold," he observes. Read our interview to learn about more of Dwyer's favorite reads, including:

*The Grapes of Wrath  by John Steinbeck
*Herzog  by Saul Bellow
*The Lives of a Cell  by Lewis R. Thomas
*How to Cook Everything  by Mark Bittman
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The Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara
Flynn mentioned Michael Shaara's acclaimed historical novel of the Civil War that tells the story of the bloody Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. He selected it, he says, "for its ability to vividly re-create the past without rewriting history." Read on to learn about more of Flynn's best-loved books, such as:

*Don Quixote  by Miguel de Cervantes
*Lord of the Flies  by William Golding
*The Autobiography of Malcolm X  by Malcolm X
*Heart of Darkness  by Joseph Conrad
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