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Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Fall 2009

Peter Maass is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and author of Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil (Knopf, 2009) and Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War (Knopf, 1996). A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Maass began his journalism career in 1983 at the Wall Street Journal/Europe, in Brussels. As a freelancer from 1985-1987, Maass reported on NATO and the European Union for the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times. Afterwards, he lived in South Korea for three years, writing primarily for the Washington Post. In 1990 he moved to Budapest and covered the war in Bosnia. Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War, a memoir of his experiences in the Balkans, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (for nonfiction) as well as the Overseas Press Club Book Prize. His essays and articles have been published in the New Yorker, New Republic, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Outside, and Slate.

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