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National Book Festival

In 2012 David Finkel received a MacArthur Fellowship – the so-called Genius Award. His other honors include a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for his series on U.S.-funded democracy efforts in Yemen, which appeared in The Washington Post, and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism International Print Prize for his reporting on illegal immigration. In his new book, “Thank You for Your Service” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Finkel tackles the subject of post-traumatic stress disorder by focusing on soldiers who have returned home from the war in Iraq.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

David Finkel

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