| August 7, 1965 (age 50) (1965-08-07) Manhattan, NY|
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
Author of thirteen books, two of which were NY Times bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Nick Chiles Wikipedia
Nick Chiles (born August 7, 1965) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of 14 books. He writes primarily about African-American life and culture.
Chiles grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey. His father is the pianist Walter Chiles, who was the leader of the jazz trio Chiles & Pettiford in the 1960s and the 1970s funk band LTG Exchange. Atlantic Records released the 1965 Chiles & Pettiford recording "Live at Jilly's." Walter Chiles wrote the LTG Exchange's biggest hit, "Waterbed."
Chiles studied at Yale University, and earned a B.A. in psychology.
Chiles worked as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News and New York Newsday, where he contributed to a 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning story about a subway crash. He later wrote extensively for the Star-Ledger. His 2006 New York Times op-ed "Their Eyes Were Reading Smut" has been widely cited. Chiles has also worked as a ghostwriter. Chiles served as Editor-in-Chief of the travel magazine Odyssey Couleur from 2003-2009 and as Editor-in-Chief of the website AtlantaBlackStar.com from 2014-2015.
Chiles has written or co-written 14 books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers. The latest is Every Little Step: My Story, which he wrote with entertainer Bobby Brown and which was published in June 2016. The book debuted at #9 on the New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers List and stayed on the Celebrity Bestsellers List for several months. His other two New York Times bestsellers were the 2013 The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership, which he wrote with Rev. Al Sharpton, and The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms, co-authored with Kirk Franklin. Chiles and former NBA player Etan Thomas wrote Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge (2012). Chiles and then-Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick collaborated on the 2012 book, Faith in the Dream. His book Justice While Black, written with attorney Robbin Shipp, was a finalist for a 2014 NAACP Image Award.
Chiles and his wife, American author Denene Millner, co-wrote the bestselling three book non-fiction relationship series, What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know, published by HarperCollins. Their novel Love Don’t Live Here Anymore, published by Dutton, appeared on two bestseller lists, Essence and Blackboard. They also co-wrote the romance novels In Love And War and A Love Story.
A short story by Chiles was included in the Ballantine anthology, Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America, which won a 1996 American Book Award. Chiles and Jeff Jones also co-wrote a young adult novel called The Adventures of De-Ante Johnson: The Obsidian Knight.