Portrait of James Fallows

James Fallows

James Fallows is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States, and once worked as President Carter’s chief speechwriter. His latest book, China Airborne, was published in early May.

He is currently chair in US media at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

Fallows has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award five times and has won once; he has also won the American Book Award for non-fiction and a NY Emmy award for the documentary series Doing Business in China. He was the founding chairman of the New America Foundation.

His books Blind Into Baghdad (2006) and Postcards From Tomorrow Square (2009) are based on his writings for the Atlantic.