Larry Zuckerman has been a member of the Authors Guild since 1997, when he received a contract for The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World, the book to which he owes his fifteen minutes of fame. Potato explains how a vegetable gradually triumphed over deep prejudice to become a bulwark of life, an idea that has granted him a passport to unexpected locales and audiences, including the Seventh World Potato Congress in Christchurch, New Zealand. His next book was The Rape of Belgium (2004), which shows how the German invasion and occupation of Belgium in the First World War presaged Nazi Europe and defined the war legally and morally.
For the past fourteen years, Larry has written historical fiction, with the 1914-1918 war and the 1930s as favorite subjects. He reviews regularly for Historical Novels Review and on his blog, Novelhistorian. A New York native, he has lived in Seattle since 1989.
Awards and Recognition
- The Potato won the André Simon Special Commendation Award, given annually in the UK to a book about food.