Steve Coll, a Pulitzer Prize winner for explanatory journalism in 1990, has been managing editor of the Washington Post since 1998. From 1989 to 1992, he was the Post's South Asia bureau chief, covering Afghanistan. Coll is the author of four books, including The Take of Getty Oil and On the Grand Trunk Road.
- Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
- Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Private Empire: Exxonmobil and American Power
- The Taking of Getty Oil: Pennzoil, Texaco, and the Takeover Battle That Made History
- The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century