Mark Winegardner was already an acclaimed novelist in his own right (The Veracruz Blues, Crooked River Burning) before he was selected as part of an exhaustive search conducted by the great Mario Puzo's publisher to carry the formidable literary torch that is the Godfather saga.
Date of Birth:
November 24, 1961
Place of Birth:
B.A., Miami University, 1983; M.F.A., George Mason University, 1987