Grady College alumnus Steve Oney to sign new book of collected profiles
Steve Oney, a 1979 graduate of UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be at the University of Georgia Bookstore June 16 from 3-5 p.m. to sign his new book, A Man's World: Portraits-A Gallery of Fighters, Creators, Actors, and Desperadoes.
Released May 2, A Man's World is a collection of 20 profiles of men Oney has written about for several magazines over the past 40 years. Oney has focused on capturing the personality, accomplishments, struggles and life journeys of each man profiled. Several of the articles are award winners.
The fighters profiled are Herschel Walker, Chris Leon, Hubie Brown, Aaron Cohen and Jake Jacoby. The creators are Robert Penn Warren, John Portman, Herb Alpert, Brandon Tartikoff and Mark Lisanti. The actors are Harrison Ford, Dennis Franz, Nick Nolte, Harry Dean Stanton and Bryan Brown, and the desperadoes are Bo Belinsky, Gregg Allman, Andrew Breitbart, Craig Raywood and Harry Crews.
Oney is also the author of And the Dead Shall Rise: the Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank, which won the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award for History.
Oney, a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, was a staff writer for many years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine. He has contributed articles to many national publications including Esquire, Playboy, Premiere, GQ and the New York Times Magazine. Oney, a Grady College Fellow, lives in Los Angeles.