Tim Weiner has written five books. His history of the CIA, Legacy of Ashes, earned the National Book Award. He won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his reporting on hidden government initiatives. He covered war and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, and other countries as a journalist for The New York Times. He is an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton and runs the Carey Institute's nonfiction residency program in upstate New York.