Steve Coll

STEVE COLL is the Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he has written about international politics, American politics and national security, intelligence controversies, and the media. Between 1985 and 2005, Coll was a reporter, foreign correspondent, and senior editor at The Washington Post. There he covered Wall Street, served as the paper’s South Asia correspondent in New Delhi, and was the Post’s first international investigative correspondent, based in London. He served as managing editor of the Post between 1998 and 2004. Coll is the author of eight books of nonfiction and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. His book, GHOST WARS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CIA, AFGHANISTAN, AND BIN LADEN, received an Overseas Press Club Award and a Pulitzer Prize. In 2009, THE BIN LADENS: AN ARABIAN FAMILY IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY, won the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. PRIVATE EMPIRE: EXXONMOBIL AND AMERICAN POWER won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Award as the best business book of year in 2012. Coll’s most recent book, DIRECTORATE S: THE CIA AND AMERICA’S SECRET WARS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN, 2001-2014, will be published in February 2018.


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