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James Carroll was born in Chicago in 1943, and raised in Washington where his father, an Air Force general, served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Carroll attended Georgetown University before entering the seminary to train for the Catholic priesthood. He received his BA and MA degrees at St. Paul's College, the Paulist Fathers' seminary in Washington. In 1965 he studied poetry with Allan Tate at the University of Minnesota. He was a civil rights worker and community organizer in Washington and New York. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1969.

Carroll served as Catholic Chaplain at Boston University from 1969 to 1974. He studied poetry with George Starbuck, and eventually published a book of poems. Carroll left the priesthood to become a writer. In 1974 he was Playwright-in-Residence at the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge, MA. In 1976 he published his first novel, "Madonna Red." It was translated into seven languages. Since then he has published eight additional novels, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "Mortal Friends" (1978), "Family Trade" (1982), and "Prince of Peace" (1984). His novel "The City Below" was a "New York Times" Notable Book of 1994. Carroll's essays and articles have appeared in "The New Yorker," and other publications. His op-ed column runs weekly in the "Boston Globe." His memoir "An American Requiem: God, My Father, And The War That Came Between Us" received the 1996 National Book Award in nonfiction and other awards. His book, "Constantine's Sword, the Church and the Jews: A History," published in January, 2001, is a "New York Times bestseller." It was named a Notable Book of the year by the "New York Times," and one of the five best non-fiction books of 2001 by "The Christian Science Monitor." His tenth and most recent novel, "The Secret Father," was recently published.

"Constantine's Sword" has been the occasion of interfaith dialogues and conversations at synagogues, churches, and universities across the United States and in Canada. It was the subject of symposia at Harvard University, the proceedings of which were published in the Harvard Divinity School Bulletin; at Brandeis University, the proceedings of which were published as a collection of essays entitled "Catholics, Jews and the Prism of Conscience."

Carroll lectures widely on Jewish-Christian reconciliation, and on the question of war and peace. He is a regular participant in on-going Jewish-Christian-Muslim encounters at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and he is a member of the Advisory Board of Open House, a West Bank project working toward Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation.

Carroll is a member of the Council of PEN-New England, which he served for four years as Chair. He has been a Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at the Harvard Divinity School. He continues to hold associate appointments at the Kennedy School and at the Harvard Divinity School. He is a Trustee of the Boston Public Library. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University. Carroll is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Academy's Committee on International Security Studies, and Chair of the Academy's Visiting Scholars Center. He is at work on a history of the Pentagon.

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World

Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World

Practicing Catholic

Practicing Catholic

House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power

House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power

Secret Father: A Novel

Secret Father: A Novel

Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews,  A History

Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews, A History

An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us

An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us

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  • Contemporary Issues of War and Peace

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James Carroll Biography

James Carroll was born in Chicago in 1943, and raised in Washington where his father, an Air Force general, served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Carroll attended Georgetown University before entering the seminary to train for the Catholic priesthood. He received his BA and MA degrees at St. Paul's College, the Paulist Fathers' seminary in Washington. In 1965 he studied poetry with Allan Tate at the University of Minnesota. He was a civil rights worker and community organizer in Washington and New York. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1969.

Carroll served as Catholic Chaplain at Boston University from 1969 to 1974. He studied poetry with George Starbuck, and eventually published a book of poems. Carroll left the priesthood to become a writer. In 1974 he was Playwright-in-Residence at the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge, MA. In 1976 he published his first novel, "Madonna Red." It was translated into seven languages. Since then he has published eight additional novels, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "Mortal Friends" (1978), "Family Trade" (1982), and "Prince of Peace" (1984). His novel "The City Below" was a "New York Times" Notable Book of 1994. Carroll's essays and articles have appeared in "The New Yorker," and other publications. His op-ed column runs weekly in the "Boston Globe." His memoir "An American Requiem: God, My Father, And The War That Came Between Us" received the 1996 National Book Award in nonfiction and other awards. His book, "Constantine's Sword, the Church and the Jews: A History," published in January, 2001, is a "New York Times bestseller." It was named a Notable Book of the year by the "New York Times," and one of the five best non-fiction books of 2001 by "The Christian Science Monitor." His tenth and most recent novel, "The Secret Father," was recently published.

"Constantine's Sword" has been the occasion of interfaith dialogues and conversations at synagogues, churches, and universities across the United States and in Canada. It was the subject of symposia at Harvard University, the proceedings of which were published in the Harvard Divinity School Bulletin; at Brandeis University, the proceedings of which were published as a collection of essays entitled "Catholics, Jews and the Prism of Conscience."

Carroll lectures widely on Jewish-Christian reconciliation, and on the question of war and peace. He is a regular participant in on-going Jewish-Christian-Muslim encounters at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and he is a member of the Advisory Board of Open House, a West Bank project working toward Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation.

Carroll is a member of the Council of PEN-New England, which he served for four years as Chair. He has been a Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at the Harvard Divinity School. He continues to hold associate appointments at the Kennedy School and at the Harvard Divinity School. He is a Trustee of the Boston Public Library. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University. Carroll is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Academy's Committee on International Security Studies, and Chair of the Academy's Visiting Scholars Center. He is at work on a history of the Pentagon.

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  • James Carroll @ Harvard Book Store

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James Carroll Speaking Topics

  • Christian-Jewish Relations and History

  • Contemporary Issues of War and Peace

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Carroll for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for James Carroll, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Carroll or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James Carroll?

    Booking fees for James Carroll, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Carroll, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Carroll?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Carroll for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Carroll for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Carroll or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Carroll or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James Carroll is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book James Carroll for your event is available upon request. James Carroll generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Goodman, Robert D. Kaplan, Asra Nomani, Seymour Hersh and Daniel Altman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Carroll for an upcoming live or virtual event.

James Carroll Speaker Videos

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    James Carroll @ Harvard Book Store

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  • Contemporary Issues of War and Peace

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