Scott James is the author of Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-Year Search for Truth, winner of the 2021 top prize for nonfiction from the New England Society Book Awards. Trial by Fire tells the true story of The Station nightclub fire, one of America’s deadliest criminal cases.

A veteran journalist, Scott has been a contributor to The New York Times since 2009, and has three Emmy awards for his work in television news.

He’s also the author of two bestselling novels, The Sower and SoMa, finalist for the national Lambda Literary Award for debut fiction.