Cathryn J. Prince

Author, Journalist


Cathryn J. Prince is the author of several nonfiction history books.

Her newest book "American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer" is published by Chicago Review Press.

Her fourth book, "Death in the Baltic: The WWII Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff" received the 2013 Military Writers Society of America Founders Award. "A Professor, a President, and a Meteor: The Birth of American Science" (Prometheus, 2010) won the Connecticut Press Club’s 2011 Book Award in Non-Fiction and received an Honorable Mention in General/​Non-Fiction at the 2011 New England Book Festival Book Awards.

For years Prince was a contributing correspondent to The Christian Science Monitor. While in Switzerland she covered the Nazi Gold Crisis, the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Swiss Parliament, and a wire tapping scandal. She also got to write about cow fights and chocolate. While she continues to contribute to The Christian Science Monitor, she also regularly contributes to The Times of Israel covering the United Nations and human interest stories. Additionally, Prince writes for Connecticut Explored, and several other regional Connecticut magazines.

Prince holds a B.A. from The Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University; an M.S. from The Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University; and an M.A. in American Studies from Fairfield University.

Prince lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, and two dogs.