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Joshua Hammer

Joshua Hammer was born in New York and graduated from Princeton University with a cum laude degree in English literature. He joined the staff of Newsweek as a business and media writer in 1988, and between 1992 and 2006 served as a bureau chief and correspondent-at-large on five continents. Hammer is now a contributing editor to Smithsonian and Outside, a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and has written for publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveler, the Atlantic Monthly and the Atavist. He is the author of four nonfiction books, including the New York Times best-seller “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts” (Simon & Schuster). He has won numerous journalism awards and is currently based in Berlin; he continues to travel widely around the world. His new book, “The Falcon Thief,” was published in February 2020.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress

Appearances at the 2019 National Book Festival

Videos from the 2019 National Book Festival