James D. Hornfischer (†)
James D. Hornfischer was a writer, literary agent, and book editor. He was the New York Times bestselling author of Neptune’s Inferno, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, Ship of Ghosts, The Fleet at Flood Tide, and Who Can Hold The Sea, all widely acclaimed accounts of the US Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Additionally he authored Service: A Navy SEAL at War with Marcus Luttrell. His books have received numerous awards, including the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature and the Naval Historical Foundation Distinguished Service Award. In 2021 James was awarded the highest civilian honor given by the US Department of the Navy, the Distinguished Public Service Award, for his service in educating the public as an award winning naval historian.
Hornfischer’s work will be represented at the 2022 Texas Book Festival by author Brent E. Jones.