James L. Swanson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln���s Killer, upon which his award-winning young adult book, Chasing Lincoln���s Killer, is based. Manhunt received an Edgar Award for the best nonfiction crime book of the year.
James serves on the advisory council of the Ford���s Theatre Society. He has degrees in history and in law from the University of Chicago and UCLA and has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, DC, including at the United States Department of Justice. You can follow him on Twitter @JamesLSwanson.