Our own David Finkel, writer-editor extraordinaire, has won a genius grant.
"I like to think this is an endorsement of long-form journalism, in which you stay long enough to tell the story,” he said about the MacArthur Foundation’s grant.
A Finkel reading list: His book “The Good Soldiers,” and the amazing Iraq dispatch from which it grew. Also his Pulitzer-Prize-winning series on exporting democracy to Yemen, this most excellent profile of Larry King from way back, a searing love story from a Kosovar refugee camp, and an immersive feature on living at minimum wage. As an editor, he captained this series of profiles centered on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. More here.
Photo by Jonathan Newton (The Washington Post)

Our own David Finkel, writer-editor extraordinaire, has won a genius grant.

"I like to think this is an endorsement of long-form journalism, in which you stay long enough to tell the story,” he said about the MacArthur Foundation’s grant.

A Finkel reading list: His book “The Good Soldiers,” and the amazing Iraq dispatch from which it grew. Also his Pulitzer-Prize-winning series on exporting democracy to Yementhis most excellent profile of Larry King from way back, a searing love story from a Kosovar refugee camp, and an immersive feature on living at minimum wage. As an editor, he captained this series of profiles centered on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. More here.

Photo by Jonathan Newton (The Washington Post)