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Michael Capuzzo
Occupation columnist, author
Notable work(s) Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916

Michael Capuzzo is a nationally syndicated animal columnist and four time Pulitzer Prize nominee. He has written for Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Life (magazine) and Reader's Digest. He is married with two children and lives in Wenonah, New Jersey.[1][2]

Selected works


  • Cat Caught My Heart : Purrfect Tales of Wisdom, Hope, and Love (1999)
  • Our Best Friends : Wagging Tales to Warm the Heart (1999)
  • Mutts: America's Dogs (2001)
  • Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 (2002)
  • The Murder Room : The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases (2008)


  1. ^ "Michael Capuzzo - Author Spotlight". Random House, Inc.. Retrieved 2008-07-09.  
  2. ^ Strauss, Robert. " WORTH NOTING; Good Thing He Got His Licks In", The New York Times, November 4, 2001. Accessed July 9, 2008. "Michael Capuzzo of Wenonah had a tremendous run this summer with his book, Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence, (Broadway, $24.95) a detailed account of shark attacks at the Jersey shore in 1916."


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