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The author and historian won awards for his detective novel The Alienist.
With his breakout 1994 novel The Alienist — about a serial killer haunting the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century — Caleb Carr sprang to national attention. He has since written a number of other acclaimed novels, as well as nonfiction books in his other specialty: military history. His nonfiction pieces have appeared in such major publications as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Carr has also worked extensively in film, television, and the theater.