Peter Hessler

Peter  Hessler

Peter Hessler is a contributing writer for National Geographic and a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he was the Beijing correspondent from 2000 to 2007. River Town, which won the Kiriyama Prize, Oracle Bones, which was a National Book Award finalist, and, most recently, Country Driving are among his works. He was designated a MacArthur Fellow in 2011 after winning the National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting in 2008. He is based in Cairo.