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Evan Osnos

Evan Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008 and covers politics and foreign affairs. His recent pieces include a profile of Mark Zuckerberg, a tale from Donald’s Trump war on “the deep state,” and a visit to North Korea during the nuclear crisis. Sections of his book “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China,” based on eight years of living in Beijing, first appeared in the magazine. The book won the 2014 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is “Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now.

Previously, Osnos worked as Beijing bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune, where he was part of a team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Before his assignment to China, he worked in the Middle East, reporting mostly from Iraq. He is a frequent guest on “Fresh Air,” the “PBS NewsHour,” and other programs. He is a three-time recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award, among other honors. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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