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. An occasional contributor to ESPN the Magazine, four of his stories have been anthologized in Best American Sportswriting. He grew up in Denver, graduated from Syracuse University and now lives in Portland, Or., with his wife and three children.

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"I never think of books as being essential for their time and prefer books that are completely inessential for their time but this is so well-written and plotted that its timeliness is a virtue. You will be able to read it in ten years when we live..." Read more of this review »
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“The concept of civil discourse was the creation of a privileged class that didn’t want their lives disrupted by protests or emotional arguments. “Revolutions don’t happen at polite dinner parties,” James wrote,”
Eli Saslow, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

“a quiet father of three who had moved his family from Illinois to the Washington suburbs to work for Obama, had been instructed to remain unbiased in picking the contents of the purple folder. The president had called on his second day in office to request ten letters, explaining that he wanted a representative sample: complimentary and critical, elegant and hurried.”
Eli Saslow, Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President

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