Laura Hillenbrand

Non-Fiction Author

Birthday May 15, 1967

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Virginia

Age 56 years old

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American author of nonfiction books and essays, including Seabiscuit: An American Legend.

Before Fame

She attended Kenyon College in Ohio, but was forced to withdraw when she developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Seabiscuit, her first novel, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001.

Family Life

She married Borden Flanagan, her college sweetheart, in 2008.

Associated With

Angelina Jolie directed the film adaptation of her second book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption about Louis Zamperini.