About Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeffrey Goldberg’s Prisoners has been hailed as one of the year’s best books by the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate Magazine, the Progressive, Washingtonian Magazine, and Playboy. Goldberg, now the Washington correspondent of The New Yorker, is the recipient of the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human rights reporting, for his coverage of the crimes of Saddam Hussein; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism. He is also the recipient of 2005’s Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize.
Goldberg joined The New Yorker in 2000. Previously, he was a writer for The New York Times Magazine, covering the Middle East and Africa. He has also covered the mafia for New York Magazine, served as the New York bureau chief of the Forward and been a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. He began his career as a police reporter for the Washington Post.
In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation and was appointed in 2002 to be a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
Over the past seven years, Jeffrey Goldberg’s reporting has taken him to Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he lived for a month in a Taliban madrasa, as well as to Upper Egypt, Syria, the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon and the Gaza Strip and West Bank. He has interviewed leaders of Hezbullah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Islam and the Taliban. Goldberg covered the Second Persian Gulf War for The New Yorker from inside Iraq.
A native New Yorker who was born in Brooklyn and raised on the south shore of Long Island, Goldberg is married and the father of three children.