Paul Hendrickson (born April 29, 1944) is an American author, journalist, and professor. He is a senior lecturer and member of the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former member of the writing staff at the Washington Post.
He has been honored with two writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Lyndhurst Foundation, and Alicia Patterson Foundation. In 2003, he received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize for Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy. In 2012, he was honored with a second Heartland Prize for Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961. It was also a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. As of 2014, Hendrickson was writing a book about Frank Lloyd Wright, supported through a fellowship with the NEA.