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Nick Turse is an investigative reporter, a fellow at the Type Media Center, the managing editor of, a contributing writer at The Intercept, and the co-founder of Dispatch Books. He is the author, most recently, of Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan as well as the New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, which received a 2014 American Book Award. His previous books include Tomorrow's Battlefield, The Changing Face of Empire, The Complex, and The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan.  He has reported from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa and written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harper's Magazine, Vice News, Yahoo News, Teen Vogue, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, and, among other print and online publications.

Turse has received a number of honors for his work including a Ridenhour Prize for Investigative Reporting, a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and an I.F. Stone “Izzy” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Journalism.  He was part of the investigative team that won the 2016 New York Press Club Award for Special Event Reporting and the 2016 Online Journalism Association Award for Investigative Data Journalism for “The Drone Papers.”  In 2016, he received a second American Book Award for Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa.

Turse was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for work on Kill Anything That Moves, a Lannan Foundation Writer's Residency in Marfa, Texas, and has previously been an a fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War.  He has a Ph.D in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.

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