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Thomas C. Hauser (born 27 February 1946 in New York City, United States) is an American author.

Thomas Hauser
Born (1946-02-27) February 27, 1946 (age 73)
New York City, New York, United States
GenreNon-fiction, fiction, biography, boxing

He made his debut as a writer in 1978 with The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice. Horman's wife, Joyce Horman, and his parents, Edmund and Elizabeth Horman, cooperated with Hauser on the book describing both the fate of Charles and his family's quest to uncover the truth in Chile. It was adapted as Costa-Gavras's film Missing.

In 1981, he published a novel, Ashworth & Palmer, set in a fictional law firm, which was inspired by his experience as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore from 1971 through 1977, following his graduation from Columbia Law School in 1970.

Hauser also wrote Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, a biography of boxer Muhammad Ali.[1] The book was nominated for the National Book Award. In 1991 he was awarded the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award for Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times. More recently, Hauser authored Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest.

He is a keen follower of boxing and is a staff writer for the boxing website The Sweet Science,[2] and the Boxing Scene[3]

He is the former chairman and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America's membership committee.[4]


General non-fiction
  • Missing
  • The Trial of Patrolman Thomas Shea
  • For Our Children (with Frank Macchiarola)
  • The Family Legal Companion
  • Final Warning: The Legacy of Chernobyl (with Dr. Robert Gale)
  • Arnold Palmer: A Personal Journey
  • Confronting America's Moral Crisis (with Frank Macchiarola)
  • Healing: A Journal of Tolerance and Understanding
  • With This Ring (with Frank Macchiarola)
  • Thomas Hauser on Sports
  • Reflections
Boxing non-fiction
  • The Black Lights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing
  • Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
  • Muhammad Ali: Memories
  • Muhammad Ali: In Perspective
  • Muhammad Ali & Company
  • A Beautiful Sickness
  • A Year At The Fights
  • Brutal Artistry
  • The View From Ringside
  • Chaos, Corruption, Courage, and Glory
  • The Lost Legacy of Muhammad Ali
  • I Don't Believe It, But It's True
  • Knockout (with Vikki LaMotta)
  • The Greatest Sport of All
  • The Boxing Scene
  • An Unforgiving Sport
  • Boxing Is . . .
  • Box: The Face of Boxing
  • The Legend of Muhammad Ali (with Bart Barry)
  • Winks and Daggers
  • And the New . . .
  • Straight Writes and Jabs
  • Thomas Hauser on Boxing
  • A Hurting Sport
  • Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest
  • Ashworth & Palmer
  • Agatha's Friends
  • The Beethoven Conspiracy
  • Hanneman's War
  • The Fantasy
  • Dear Hannah
  • The Hawthorne Group
  • Mark Twain Remembers
  • Finding The Princess
  • Waiting For Carver Boyd
  • The Final Recollections of Charles Dickens
  • The Baker's Tale
For children
  • Martin Bear & Friends


  1. ^ Publishers Weekly
  2. ^ "Thomas Hauser". The Sweet Science. 2011-12-03. Archived from the original on 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  3. ^ Hauser, Thomas (May 18, 2015). "Planet Floyd". Boxing Scene.
  4. ^ "BWAA Members". BWAA.

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Preceded by
Paul Kimmage
William Hill Sports Book of the Year winner
Succeeded by
Nick Hornby