Snow in August is a novel published in 1997 and written by Pete Hamill, who is an American journalist and writer who specializes in novels and essays. Through his extensive travels all around the country and around the world, Hamill is a well educated writer who is capable of covering many diverse topics at a depth few are capable of. Hamill’s career is perhaps highlighted by his work as New York City’s journalist, as he wrote all about topics central in NYC that ranged from politics to sports to crimes. He has also written over 100 short stories for newspapers, as well as two collections of them.
However, Hamill’s fiction is also well known and highly praised. He has written ten novels, most of them are set in New York City, drawing from his own experiences growing up in Brooklyn. Some of the major themes seen in Snow in August, as well as in some other works, deal with the social scene and cultural diversity of New York City. The protagonist in Snow in August lives in an Irish Catholic community in the mid-1900s, where we see a conflict between cultures and religions lead to an even bigger conflict in his world.