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Steve Coll

Dean Steve Coll is a staff writer at The New Yorker, the author of seven books of nonfiction, and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He was a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor at the Washington Post (1985-2005). There he covered Wall Street, served as the paper’s South Asia correspondent, and was the Post’s first international investigative correspondent, based in London. He has won the Gerald R. Loeb, Livingston, and Robert F. Kennedy Awards. He served as the Post’s managing editor (1998-2004). In 2005, he joined The New Yorker, where he has written on international politics, American politics and national security, intelligence controversies and the media. Coll is the author of “Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001,” for which he received an Overseas Press Club Award and a Pulitzer Prize. His book, “The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century,” won the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction (2009). His most recent book is “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power,” which won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Award for best business book (2012). Coll graduated from Occidental College with a degree in English and history.