Writer (freelance), 1994-present
Articles have appeared in more than 150 publications, including Discover, The Atlantic, the Wall St. Journal, the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, ForbesLife, The Discovery Channel Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, the Washington Post, The Economist’s Intelligent Life, the Washington Post Magazine, Forbes FYI, Washingtonian, the American Lawyer, Tikkun, the Jerusalem Report, and other publications worldwide.
Honors, Awards, Grants, etc.
*2010 Investigative Reporters & Editors Freelance Fellowship Award
*2010 American Society of Journalists & Authors Award for profile (runner-up) and for lifestyle (runner-up)
*2009 American Society of Journalists & Authors Award for profile writing (runner-up)
*2008 American Society of Journalists & Authors Award for reporting on a significant topic
*2008 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant recipient
* 2008 Best American Science and Nature Writing
* 2008 Best Travel Writing
* 2007 Solas Travel Award (gold) for cultural travel
* 2006 Best American Travel Writing (notable)
* 2005 Society of Religion Journalists, Lily Scholarship recipient
* 2005 Lowell Thomas Award (gold) for foreign article in a magazine
* 2003 Simon Rockower Award (runner-up) for excellence in feature writing, shared with co-author Paul Kirby
* 2003 Best Jewish Writing
* 2001 Travel Media Showcase Award (first prize)
* 1995 Literal Latte Fiction Prize (honorable mention)
Contributing Editor (2004-2008): ForbesLife
Staff Reporter, Bloomberg News, Princeton, New Jersey, 1993
Covered petroleum and wrote features on South Africa following my return from a three-year stint there.
Freelance writer, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1990-1993
Contributed to publications in the U.S., South Africa, the U.K., and Israel, including investigative reports and indepth essays. Separately, co-founded a South African literary magazine, imPrint.
Assistant Editor, the Journal of Israeli History, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel, 1989-1990
Edited scholarly papers and prepared them for publication in the historical journal. Also prepared abstracts from archives of papers related to displaced persons in Germany following World War II.
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American Society of Journalists and Authors
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1987
Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration on the modern novel
Honors: Cum laude
Oxford University, St. Johns College, guest student 1984
Boston University, 1983-1984