Evan Osnos is a staff writer at The New Yorker, specializing in foreign affairs and politics and the author of "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," which won the 2014 National Book award. The book traces the rise of the individual in China, and the clash between aspiration and authoritarianism. He was the China Correspondent at The New Yorker magazine from 2008 to 2013. He is a contributor to This American Life on public radio, and Frontline/World, the PBS series.
Prior to joining The New Yorker, he worked as the Beijing bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune, where he contributed to a series that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He has received the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, and a Mirror Award for profile-writing. His work is anthologized in “The Best American Writing on Nature and Science 2010,” “The Best Spiritual Writing 2012,” and “Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land.”
Before his appointment in China, Evan Osnos worked in the Middle East reporting mostly from Iraq. He is a fellow at the Brookings Institution and lives in Washington D.C., with his wife and young son.