Contents 1 Background 2 Career 3 Awards 4 Bibliography 4.1 Books 4.2 Essays and reporting 5 References 6 External links

Background[edit] Filkins received a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida in 1983, and a Master of Philosophy in international relations from Oxford University (1984), where he was a student of St Antony's College.[2][3]

Career[edit] Before joining the Times in September 2000, Filkins was New Delhi bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times for three years. He reported from the New York Times' Baghdad bureau in Iraq from 2003 to 2006. In 2006–2007, Filkins was at Harvard University on a Nieman Fellowship; in 2007–2008, he was a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.[2] Filkins' book, The Forever War (2008), chronicling his experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq, was a New York Times best-seller.[4] The Forever War won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best nonfiction book of 2008,[5] and was named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by, among others, the New York Times,[6],[7] the Washington Post,[8] Time,[9] and the Boston Globe.[10] Filkins joined The New Yorker in 2011.[2]

Awards[edit] Filkins has received two George Polk Awards, given annually by Long Island University to honor contributions to journalistic integrity and investigative reporting. He was cited for his reports from the assault on Fallujah, Iraq, in November 2004, when the Marine company he travelled with lost a quarter of its men in eight days.[11] In 2011, Filkins and New York Times colleague Mark Mazzetti won for their reporting on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Filkins has won two National Magazine Awards; in 2009, for his story, "Right At the Edge," and in 2011 for "Bedrooms of the Fallen," an essay with the photographer Ashley Gilbertson. Both pieces appeared in the New York Times Magazine. Filkins' article, "Right at the Edge" from September 7, 2008, was part of the body of work by the staff of the New York Times awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished reporting on international affairs.[12] In 2010, his reporting in the New York Times from Afghanistan and Iraq, along with that of the photographer Tyler Hicks and the reporter C. J. Chivers, was selected by New York University as one of the "Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade".

Bibliography[edit] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Books[edit] Filkins, Dexter (2008). The forever war. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.  Essays and reporting[edit] Filkins, Dexter (October 23, 2005). "The fall of the warrior king". Magazine. The New York Times.  — (November 9, 2006). "Where Plan A left Ahmad Chalabi". Magazine. The New York Times.  — (October 7, 2007). "Regrets Only?". The New York Times Magazine. New York Times Company. Retrieved 2015-10-15.  — (March 21, 2010). "The Shrine Down The Hall". The New York Times Magazine. pp. 34–47.  |access-date= requires |url= (help) — (July 9, 2012). "After America: Will civil war hit Afghanistan when the U.S. leaves?". A Reporter at Large. The New Yorker. 88 (20): 54–67. Retrieved 2015-10-15.  — (October 29, 2012). "Atonement". A Reporter at Large. The New Yorker. 88 (34): 92. Retrieved 2015-10-15.  — (February 25, 2013). "After Syria : if the Assad regime falls, can Hezbollah survive?". A Reporter at Large. The New Yorker. 89 (2): 48–57. Retrieved 2015-05-02.  — (May 13, 2013). "The thin red line : inside the White House debate over Syria". A Reporter at Large. The New Yorker. 89 (13): 40–49.  — (September 30, 2013). "The shadow commander : Qassem Suleimani is the Iranian operative who has been reshaping the Middle East. Now he's directing Assad's war in Syria". A Reporter at Large. The New Yorker. 89 (30): 42–53. Retrieved 2015-03-02.  — (September 29, 2014). "The Fight Of Their Lives". A Reporter at Large. The New Yorker. 90 (29): 42. Retrieved 2015-10-15.  — (July 13, 2015). "Death of a Prosecutor". A Reporter at Large. The New Yorker. Retrieved 2015-07-13.  — (March 7, 2016). "A truce in Syria". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 92 (4): 17–18.  — (January 2, 2017). "Before the flood : a failing dam threatens millions of Iraqis". A Reporter at Large. The New Yorker. 92 (43): 22–28. [13] Mosul Dam.

References[edit] ^ Bennett, Philip (15 March 2009). "What We Don't Know About Iraq". Washington Post. Retrieved 10 October 2011.  ^ a b c "Dexter Filkins". The New Yorker. Retrieved February 25, 2015.  ^ "St Antony's College Newsletter" (PDF). St Antony's College. Spring 2007. Retrieved February 25, 2015.  ^ New York Times Bestsellers, Hardcover Nonfiction ^ National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Winners (2008) ^ Editors of the New York Times (December 3, 2008). "The 10 Best Books of 2008". New York Times. Retrieved May 30, 2011. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ "Best Books of 2008". Retrieved February 25, 2015.  ^ "Holiday Guide - Best Books of 2008". The Washington Post. December 7, 2008.  ^ "The Top 10 Everything Of 2008". Time. November 3, 2008.  ^ Kenney, Michael (December 7, 2008). "Getting the goods - nonfiction: A guide to the most memorable titles of 2008, from entertaining to inspiring". Boston Globe. Retrieved May 30, 2011.  ^ "George Polk Awards for Journalism press release" (Press release). Long Island University. February 21, 2005. Retrieved November 22, 2006.  ^ "The 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winners: International Reporting". Retrieved February 25, 2015.  ^ Online version is titled "A Bigger Problem Than ISIS?".

External links[edit] "Dexter Filkins collected news and commentary". The New York Times.  "Right at the Edge'" at "My Long War"' August 22, 2008 by Dexter Filkins for the New York Times Magazine Appearances on C-SPAN C-SPAN Q&A, April 24, 2005 Dexter Filkins on Charlie Rose Dexter Filkins on IMDb "Q&A" about "The Forever War" Authors@Google One-hour video talk with Dexter Filkins (September 24, 2008) Works by or about Dexter Filkins in libraries (WorldCat catalog) Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 61012629 LCCN: n2008018216 ISNI: 0000 0001 1654 5679 SUDOC: 129178160 BIBSYS: 9017293 NDL: 01171330 Retrieved from "" Categories: 1961 birthsLiving peopleAmerican male journalistsAmerican journalistsAmerican people of the Iraq WarAmerican war correspondentsGeorge Polk Award recipientsInternational Herald Tribune peopleLos Angeles Times peopleNieman FellowsThe New York Times writersThe New Yorker staff writersUniversity of Florida alumniWar correspondents of the Iraq WarWar correspondents of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)Alumni of St Antony's College, OxfordHidden categories: CS1 maint: Extra text: authors listPages using infobox person with unknown parametersArticles with hCardsIncomplete lists from March 2015Pages using citations with accessdate and no URLWikipedia articles with VIAF identifiersWikipedia articles with LCCN identifiersWikipedia articles with ISNI identifiersWikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiersPlace of birth missing (living people)

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