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Peter Hessler

Author of River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze

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Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he served as the Beijing correspondent from 2000 to 2007, and is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of River Town, which won the Kiriyama Prize; Oracle Bones, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and, most recently, Country Driving. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting, and he was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. He lives in Cairo.
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The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (Contributor) 227 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 2012 (Contributor) 209 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (Contributor) 208 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (Contributor) 196 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (Contributor) 178 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (Contributor) 153 copies
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (Contributor) 139 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (Contributor) 93 copies, 6 reviews
Chinese sentiment (Introduction) 4 copies
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Peter Hessler joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2000. He is the magazine’s correspondent in the People’s Republic of China, where he has lived since 1996. His Letter from China articles have included features on the basketball player Yao Ming, a Shenzhen factory worker, and a rural family in the grip of a medical crisis. He has also written about being robbed on the border between China and North Korea, the Mongolian Presidential elections, and the Three Gorges Dam.
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