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Mark Helprin was born in New York on June 28, 1947, and was raised both on the Hudson and in the British West Indies. Helprin holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford. He has also served in the British Merchant Navy, the Israeli infantry, and the Israeli Air Force.

An award-winning novelist and journalist, Helprin is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute. His writing has appeared in numerous publications such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Criterion, National Review, The American Heritage, The Wall Street Journal (of which he is a contributing editor), and the The New York Times. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a former Guggenheim Fellow, Helprin has been awarded the National Jewish Book Award and the Prix de Rome.

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