Eli Saslow

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Eli Saslow is an author and a staff writer for The Washington Post, where he travels the country to write in-depth stories about the impact of major national issues on individual lives. He won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for a series of stories about the rise of food stamps and hunger in the United States. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2013, 2016 and 2017. Both of his books were published by DoubleDay: Rising out of Hatred, forthcoming in Sept. of 2018; and Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President, in 2012. An occasional contributor to ESPN the Magazine, four of his stories have been anthologized in Best American Sportswriting. He is the winner of a Polk Award, a James Beard Award for Food Writing, a PEN America Award and several journalism honors. A 2004 graduate of Syracuse University, he now lives in Portland with his wife and three children.Honors & Awards:

  • 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting
  • 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Feature Writing
  • 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Feature Writing
  • 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Feature Writing
  • 2017 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Journalism
  • 2017 Mike Berger Award for Human Interest Reporting
  • 2017 Dori J. Maynard Award for Justice in Journalism
  • 2014 George Polk Award for National Reporting
  • 2014 James Beard Award for Food Writing
  • 2014 ASNE Award for non-deadline writing
  • 2015 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Reporting
  • 2013 Mayborn Best American Newspaper Narrative Contest, First Place
  • 2013 Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism, Missouri School of Journalism
  • 2014 Mayborn Best American Newspaper Narrative Contest, First Place
  • 2016 DART Award for Excellence in Trauma Reporting
  • Stories selected or Best American Sports Writing in 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015
  • Books by Eli Saslow:
  • Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President
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  • Rising out of Hatred: The Awakening of a White Nationalist
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