George Packer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003, covering the Iraq war, American foreign policy, domestic politics, and books. He is the author, most recently, of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (2013), a New York Times bestseller, which won the National Book Award for non-fiction. He has published four other works of non-fiction, including The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq (2005), which received several prizes and was named one of the year’s ten best books by The New York Times Book Review.
Packer is also the author of two novels and a play, Betrayed, based on a New Yorker article, which ran five months Off Broadway in 2008 and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. He is the editor of a two-volume edition of George Orwell’s essays. Packer’s New Yorker articles have won three Overseas Press Club awards.