Joshua Hammer


Joshua Hammer is a freelance foreign correspondent and author based in Berlin. From 1992 to 2006, Hammer served as a Newsweek bureau chief and correspondent at large on five continents. He has won numerous awards for his reporting, including the 2016 National Magazine Award for his profile of a Sierra Leonian physician combating the Ebola pandemic. He is the author of four nonfiction books, including the 2016 New York Times bestseller “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts,” which has been translated into seven languages. Hammer is currently working on his fifth book, “The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Skullduggery, and the Search for the Perfect Bird,” to be published by Simon & Schuster in late 2019.

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