Tim Weiner (born June 20, 1956) is an American reporter and author. He is the author of four books and co-author of a fifth, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. His newest book is One Man Against The World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon.
Weiner in 2012
|Born||June 20, 1956|
White Plains, New York, U.S.
|Genre||history, biography, non-fiction|
|Subject||soldiers, spies, terrorists, presidents|
|Notable works||Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA|
|Notable awards||National Book Award in Nonfiction|
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
He is a graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Weiner worked for the Times from 1993 to 2009 as a foreign correspondent in Mexico, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan and as a national security correspondent in Washington, DC.
Weiner won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting as an investigative reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, for his articles on the black budget spending at the Pentagon and the CIA. His book Blank Check: The Pentagon's Black Budget is based on that newspaper series.
His Enemies: A History of the FBI traces the history of the FBI's secret intelligence operations—from the bureau's creation in the early 20th century through its ongoing role in the war on terrorism.
He is the director of the nonfiction residency program for reporters, writers, and documentary makers at the Carey Institute in Rensselaerville, New York.
"“[Y]ou should never chalk up to conspiracy what you can reliably attribute to stupidity. Because stupidity is a much more powerful force in the course of human events."