A national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows is co-creator, with his wife Deborah, of the publication’s American Futures project. Through that project in partnership with Marketplace, the Fallowses travel the country reporting on the people, organizations, and ideas re-shaping the country. They have just completed a book based on their travels ready for publication in 2017.
James Fallows has written for The Atlantic since the late 1970s, living and reporting in Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Beijing. He is currently based in Washington, DC. In addition to working for The Atlantic, Fallows spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter and two years as the editor of US News & World Report. He has won the National Magazine Award and the American Book Award among other recognitions, and a N.Y. Emmy award for the documentary series “Doing Business in China.”
Founding chairman of the New America Foundation and a frequent public-radio commentator, James Fallows has written 11 other books, including National Defense, Breaking the News, Blind Into Baghdad, and two books based from China, Postcards From Tomorrow Square and China Airborne.