Eric Metaxas was born in New York City and grew up in Danbury, Connecticut. Upon graduation from YaleUniversity in 1984, he was awarded two senior prizes for his undergraduate fiction, and he co-wrote and delivered "The Class History," a satirical address that is a Yale commencement tradition. Eric lives in New York with his wife, Susanne, and daughter, Annerose.
Eric Metaxas is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, which was recently named “Book of the Year” by the ECPA. Bonhoeffer also won the 2011 John C. Pollock Award for Biography awarded by BeesonDivinitySchool and a 2011 Christopher Award in the Non-fiction category. Called a “biography of uncommon power,” Bonhoeffer appeared on numerous 2010 “Best of the Year” lists and was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The New Republic, Harper’s, Kirkus (starred review), NPR, FoxNews, C-SPAN’s Book TV, Christianity Today, The Weekly Standard, and First Things.
Metaxas is the 2011 recipient of the Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. Previous medalists include Archbishop Charles Chaput and Elie Wiesel.