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George Packer

American journalist and writer

1960   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Yale College
occupation: journalist, novelist, writer
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, National Book Award for Nonfiction, Berlin Prize

George Packer (born August 13, 1960) is an American journalist, novelist, and playwright. He is best known for his writings for The New Yorker and The Atlantic about U.S. foreign policy and for his book The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq. Packer also wrote The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, covering the history of America from 1978 to 2012. In November 2013, The Unwinding received the National Book Award for Nonfiction. His latest book Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century was released in May 2019.
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