Dexter Filkins

writer, reporter

Dexter Filkins, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, joined the newspaper in 2000. From March 2003 until August 2006, he was a correspondent in the paper's Baghdad bureau. In 2007 and 2008, Filkins was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, where he was completing a book based on his experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the author of The Forever War, published this month by Alfred A. Knopf. In 2001 and 2002, Filkins covered the war in Afghanistan. Filkins work in Iraq and Afghanistan has received a number of awards, including a George Polk award for his coverage of the assault on Falluja in November 2004. During the attack on Falluja, Filkins accompanied a company of Marines, a quarter of whom were killed or wounded in eight days. He has been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize twice, from Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to that, he was the New Delhi bureau chief for The Los Angeles Times. During that time, he witnessed the rise of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Filkins has an M Phil in International Relations from Oxford University.

Dexter Filkins, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, joined the newspaper in 2000. From March 2003 until August 2006, he was a correspondent in the paper's Baghdad bureau. In 2007 and 2008, Filkins was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, where he was completing a book based on his experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the author of The Forever War, published this month by Alfred A. Knopf. In 2001 and 2002, Filkins covered the war in Afghanistan. Filkins work in Iraq and Afghanistan has received a number of awards, including a George Polk award for his coverage of the assault on Falluja in November 2004. During the attack on Falluja, Filkins accompanied a company of Marines, a quarter of whom were killed or wounded in eight days. He has been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize twice, from Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to that, he was the New Delhi bureau chief for The Los Angeles Times. During that time, he witnessed the rise of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Filkins has an M Phil in International Relations from Oxford University.

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www.dexterfilkins.net

Books
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10.02.2008 (1:01:46)

Dexter Filkins: The Forever War