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Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe is the author of books of poetry, fiction, travel, and history. His most recent works are a pair of books from Grove Press on the pilgrimage to Mecca: "The Hajj" (1993), a first-person travel account, and "One Thousand Roads to Mecca" (1997), an anthology of 10 centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage. In April 1997, he hosted a televised account of the Hajj from Mecca for Ted Koppel's "Nightline" on ABC. In 2002 he worked with the nonprofit Unity Productions Foundation to produce a two-hour PBS documentary, "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet," which won a 2004 Cine Award Special Jury Prize for best documentary and aired around the world in a dozen languages on the National Geographic Channel. The same year with the editors of Beliefnet Wolfe helped produce ""Taking Back Islam," a collection of articles by 40 Muslims responding to the 9/11 crisis. The collection won a 2003 Wilbur Award for best book of the year on a religious theme. Wolfe is currently working with Unity Productions to produce two new historical documentaries.

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