Pete Hamill Biography, Age, Education, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Books, Quotes, Illness

Pete Hamill Biography

Pete Hamill was born on June 24, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. He is an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor and educator. He is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Hamill was a columnist and editor for the New York Post and The New York Daily News.

Pete Hamill Age

Hamill who was born on June 24, 1935  Brooklyn, New York, United States  is currently  83 years old as of 2019.

Pete Hamill Education

Pete’s first school was Holy Name of Jesus grammar school. Hamill attended the prestigious Regis High School in Manhattan, but left school when he was 15 to work as an apprentice sheet metal worker in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.He also attended night classes at the School of Visual Arts and took courses at the Pratt Institute from where he got an honorary doctorate in 1980.In the fall of 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, in 1956 to 1957, he was a student at Mexico City College on the G.I. Bill.

Pete Hamill Family

Pete’s father lost a leg while playing semi-pro soccer and his mother is a high school graduate.  Hamill’s mother, Anne Devlin arrived in New York on the day the stock market crashed in 1929. Billy Hamill met Anne Devlin in 1933 and they married in 1934. Besides, he has a brother named Denis who later become a columnist for the Daily News.

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Pete Hamill Wife

The famous American journalist married to Fukiko Aoki in 1987. The couple has two daughters Adriene and Deirdre Hamill. Besides, he has a grandson as well. Hamill’s wife Fukiko is also a writer.

Pete Hamill Career

Hamill is a journalist as well as a writer and has written several novels, teleplays, and screenplays. Hamill’s first professional writing was about his friend Puerto Rican Professional boxer Jose Torres while serving as an art director for the Atlantis. He was hired by the New York Post in 1960 and later became the correspondent for the Saturday evening post in 1963. After working for over a year he started writing a column for the New York Post and during that period he interviewed different actors and directors.

After working for 40 years with the Post, he resigned from the latter position and he was followed by hundreds of writers as a sign of protest. Besides, he has worked for New York, The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, Rolling Stone. In addition, he won the Grammy award for his writing about games and many other fields in 1975. For the Library of America he edited two volumes of the journalism of A.J. Liebling. In 1998, he published an extended essay on contemporary journalism titled News is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the Twentieth Century.

Hamill wrote about his journey in the book called A Drinking Life in 1994 and FrankMcCourt was his inspiration. Besides, he has written about Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera. During his career, he wrote some nonfiction essays City of Islands, Photographs from the Daily News, The Revolution and Beyond, A living Lens. He is also the speaker of the documentary Bobby Kennedy for President 4th part of Netflix 2018.

Pete Hamill Net Worth

Pete Hamill is one of the most popular New York Daily News journalists who has made a successful career in the prevalent field. As of 2018, the reporter receives an annual salary of $150,000 from his successful reporting career with New York Daily News. The American writer/journalist Pete Hamill has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Pete Hamill Books

  • A Drinking Life: A Memoir
  • Snow in August
  • North River
  • Downtown
  • Forever
  • Tabloid City: A Novel
  • Why Sinatra Matters
  • A killing for Christ
  • News is a Verb
  • Loving Women
  • Piecework
  • The invisible City
  • The Guns of Heaven
  • Flesh and Blood
  • Tokyo Sketches
  • Tools as art
  • Subway Series Reader
  • A Century of Sinatra: Gay Talese & Pete Hamill in Conversation
  • David Levine (1926-2009): The World He Saw : Five Decades of Paintings and Drawings Pete Hamill
  • Pete Hamill Illness

Pete Hamill Quotes

“There are 10,000 books in my library, and it will keep growing until I die. This has exasperated my daughters, amused my friends and baffled my accountant. If I had not picked up this habit in the library long ago, I would have more money in the bank today; I would not be richer.”

“I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.”

“I don’t know what that means. To truly live.”
“To find work that you love, and work harder than other men. To learn the languages of the earth, and love the sounds of the words and the things they describe. To love food and music and drink. Fully love them. To love weather, and storms, and the smell of rain. To love heat. To love cold. To love sleep and dreams. To love the newness of each day.”

“The only way to fight nostalgia is to listen to somebody else’s nostalgia”

“Human beings want to know too much about each other, and that’s why there are so many lies.”

“To love women. To pleasure them, to make them laugh. To be foolish for them. To protect them. To respect them. To listen to them. They are life-givers. To live is to love them.”

“The boy admonished himself for wanting everything to be a story. And now realized that some journeys were not stories. On some journeys, nothing really happened. You just kept taking steps.”

“A half-century later, Mark Twain would say that the gold rush drastically changed the American character, ending the tradition of patient apprenticeships, the gradual mastery of self, talent, and money. Gold created the get-rich-quick mentality that has been with us ever since, most recently during the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s.”

Pete Hamill Forever

This widely acclaimed bestseller is the magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains forever. Through the eyes of Cormac O’Connor granted immortality as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan we watch New York grow from a tiny settlement on the tip of an untamed wilderness to the thriving metropolis of today. And through Cormac’s remarkable adventures in both love and war, we come to know the city’s buried secrets the way it has been shaped by greed, race, and waves of immigration, by the unleashing of enormous human energies, and, above all, by hope. To know what happens next get a copy of the book.

Pete Hamill Illness

Author and veteran newspaperman Pete Hamill has battled a variety of health ailments over the past two years. In 2012 he was hospitalized with a perforated ulcer but was well enough to head to Dublin to recuperate and write in the summer of 2013. He was later hospitalized for two months with kidney problems and later broke both hips while in the hospital.Early 2016 when he was   interviewed by Media Ink he said that he is getting better.

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