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National Book Festival

Bob Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award, and the Post won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the main reporter for The Post’s articles on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. The Weekly Standard has called Woodward “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever.” In 2003, Albert Hunt of The Wall Street Journal called Woodward “the most celebrated journalist of our age.” In 2004, Bob Schieffer of CBS News said, “Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time.” Woodward has co-authored or authored more than a dozen No. 1 best-selling nonfiction books — more than any contemporary American writer. His current book is “The Price of Politics” (Simon & Schuster), an examination of how President Obama and the highest-profile Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition over 3.5 years.

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Bob Woodward