Chris Hedges biography

Chris Hedges

Writer, Author

1956 –


Who is Chris Hedges?

Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges is an American journalist specializing in American politics and society. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning —a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction—Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, Death of the Liberal Class and his most recent New York Times best seller, written with the cartoonist Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

Hedges is currently a columnist for news website Truthdig, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City, and a contributing author for OpEdNews. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, The Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years.

In 2002, Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism.


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Sep 18, 1956
St. Johnsbury
Also known as
  • Christopher Lynn Hedges
  • Christopher Hedges
  • Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges
  • United States of America
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Colgate University
  • Starr King School for the Ministry
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Vermont

on July 23, 2013

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