George Packer

George Packer is a US journalist, award winning author, playwright and a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of 10 books, including The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (a winner of the 2013 National Book Award); Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century (the winner of the 2019 Hitchens Prize and Los Angeles Times Book Prize); and, most recently, Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal. Before joining The Atlantic in 2018, he was a staff writer at The New Yorker for 15 years. He writes about American politics, culture and U.S. foreign policy.

Packer has been a Guggenheim fellow and twice a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin; he is also a 2016-17 Cullman fellow at the New York Public Library. He was also an Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow in 2017 and an Arizona State University Future of War Fellow in 2018. George is a Yale College graduate and served in the Peace-Corps in Togo.