Masha Gessen started contributing to the new yorker in 2014, and became a writer in 2017. Gessen is the author of eleven non-fiction books, including “The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia», which won the National Book Award in 2017, «The Faceless Man: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin,” and “survive autocracy.” Gessen has written about Russia, autocracy, LGBT rights, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, among others, for The New York Book Review and the New York Times. Gessen is a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Bard College and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, Nieman Fellowship, Hitchens Prize, and Overseas Press Club Award for Best Commentary. Gessen is currently reporting on Russia and the conflict in Ukraine from Russia. Some of Gessen’s recent plays include “The War the Russians Can’t See” and “Russia Blocks Its Last Independent TV Channel”.
Joshua Yaffa is a contributing writer at the new yorker and the author of “Between two fires: truth, ambition and compromise in Putin’s Russia.” He reported on the war in Ukraine from kyiv. Some of his recent articles on the conflict include “What the Russian Invasion Did to Ukraine”, “In the Kyiv Metro, a Citywide Bomb Shelter” and “A Sleepless Night of Russian Airstrikes in Ukraine”.
David Remnick was the editor of the new yorker since 1998. He joined the magazine in 1992, after ten years with the Washington To post, where he was a correspondent in Moscow. He is the author of several books, including “The bridge», a biography of Barack Obama; “King of the worldon the life of Muhammad Ali; and “Tomb of Leninfor which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction. Under the direction of Remnick, the new yorker became the nation’s most honored magazine, winning fifty-three National Magazine Awards. In 2016, it became the first magazine to receive a Pulitzer Prize for its writing and has won six Pulitzer Prizes to date, including the Public Service Gold Medal.
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