Max Watman

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Introduction My book "Chasing the White Dog," about moonshine and small scale distilling, will be published in early 2010. I was raised on the banks of the Shenandoah River, in Virginia. I have worked as a cook, a farmer, a silversmith, a tutor, a greenskeeper, and a warehouseman. For a short time I taught girl scouts how to milk goats. I was the horse racing correspondent for the New York Sun, and I've written for various publications about books, music, food, and drink. I wrote Race Day: A Spot on the Rail with Max Watman. I got a BA at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and an MFA from Columbia University. In 2008, I was awarded a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.