J. R. Moehringer

John Joseph " JR " Moehringer ( born December 7, 1964 in New York City ) is an American journalist and author.

After his studies at Yale University, he worked as a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News and the New York Times. For several years he wrote as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

In 2000 Moehringer was for a story about the small town of Gee's Bend ( Alabama) won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism. His literary debut was in 2005 with the autobiographical novel Tender Bar, which he managed an international bestseller. Along with Andre Agassi, he wrote his autobiography, "Open ", which was published in 2009.

The film The Champ came after a Los Angeles Times article Möhringers about the heavyweight boxer Bob Satterfield.

In 2012 he published his novel Knapp at heart over over the popular American bank robber Willie Sutton ( 1901-1980 ).


  • 2005 Tender Bar (novel) Tender Bar, German by Brigitte Jakobeit. Fischer, Frankfurt aM 2007. ISBN 978-3-596-51076-4
  • Almost at the heart past, German by Brigitte Jakobeit. Fischer, Frankfurt aM 2013. ISBN 978-3-10-049603-4