Mortenson Declines Grawemeyer Award

Amid allegations that he falsified parts of his best-selling books “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones Into Schools,” author Greg Mortenson has turned down the University of Louisville’s Grawemeyer Award in Education. Discrepancies between reality and Mortenson’s written accounts of travels in Afghanistan and Pakistan were outlined in a 60 Minutes report in April. The report also […]

Erik Reece on Creative Nonfiction and Storytelling

The University of Louisville’s announcement that author Greg Mortenson would receive the Grawemeyer Award for education came only days  before 60 Minutes aired a story questioning some of the accounts Mortenson made in his book Three Cups of Tea about his experiences exploring and building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It’s the latest controversy surrounding […]

More Inaccuracies Found in Mortenson’s Accounts

New complaints have been raised against Greg Mortenson’s book “Three Cups of Tea”.  Outside Online, the magazine which had previously published Mortenson’s self-defense interview, is now calling into question his climbing record in the Himalayas as well as the possibility that he accidentally wandered into the village Korphe on his way down from K-2. Mortenson’s book […]

“Three Cups of Tea” Publisher to Review Book’s Contents

The publisher of Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” has announced plans to investigate the book and its contents.  The University of Louisville has said it will withhold any judgment regarding the author’s Grawemeyer Award until allegations are clarified. In an interview with Outside Magazine over the weekend, the author admitted to ‘discrepancies’ in the […]

U of L Officials Waiting for More Information on Grawemeyer Award Winner

The University of Louisville has not made a decision regarding author and philanthropist Greg Mortenson’s Grawmeyer Award and is waiting to see how the situation unfolds. A story produced by 60 Minutes on Sunday alleged that some of the information in Mortenson’s books “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, […]