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David K. Shipler

Profile

David K. Shipler reported for The New York Times from 1966 to 1988 from New York, Saigon, Moscow and Jerusalem before serving as chief diplomatic correspondent in Washington.

He shared a George Polk Award for this coverage of the 1982 war in Lebanon and was executive producer, writer, and narrator of two PBS documentaries on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one of which won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism.

He is the author of four other books, including the best sellers Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams; Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land (which won the Pulitzer Prize); A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America; and The Working Poor: Invisible in America.

David has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a trustee of Dartmouth College, chair of the Pulitzer jury on general nonfiction, a writer-in-residence at the University of South California, and a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. He has taught at Princeton University, at American University in Washington, D.C., and at Dartmouth College.

He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.