William Finnegan

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William Finnegan

1995 Global Fellow
Founder of Author, Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country

William Finnegan 1995 Global Fellow


William Finnegan has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker since 1984 and a staff writer since 1987. He has reported from South Africa, Mozambique, Somalia, Sudan, Central America, South America, Spain, the Balkans, and Britain, as well as from many places in the United States. He writes about politics, war, poverty, race, crime, and international trade, and has also contributed articles on surfing, the Olympics, and punk-rock music. William has twice received the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, given by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist, and in 1994, his article “Deep East Texas” won the Edward M. Brecher Award for Achievement in the Field of Journalism from the Drug Policy Foundation. His article “The Unwanted” won the Sidney Hillman Award for Magazine Reporting in 1998.

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