Joshua Hammer was born in New York and educated at Princeton University.
Between 1992 and 2006 he served as Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-At-Large on five continents. He is currently a freelance writer based in Berlin, a contributing editor to Smithsonian and Outside, and frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the New York Times Magazine.
Hammer is the author of four non-fiction books and won the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2016.
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