Mark Fritz is a war correspondent and author.
As a staff writer for the Associated Press (AP),[when?] Fritz reported on the reunification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Chechnya, and Liberia, among others. As an AP editor on the international desk,[when?] he filed the first bulletin on the fall of the Berlin Wall. He subsequently was named East Berlin correspondent, then West Africa bureau chief. Fritz also served a stint on the agency's computer-assisted investigative reporting team and as roving foreign correspondent for the International Desk in New York. He subsequently worked as a New York-based national writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe, and as an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
Before returning to the AP in 2004, Fritz left the news business to perform humanitarian work in the Darfur region of Sudan for the International Rescue Committee, and conduct war crimes investigations for Human Rights Watch in Uganda.
Fritz's nonfiction book Lost on Earth chronicles the stories of people uprooted by the wars that broke out at the end of the Cold War. He is the author of the novel, Permanent Deadline.
- Lost on Earth: Nomads of the New World. Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 1999.
- Permanent Deadline. Hermes House Press.
- 1995 - Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for stories concerning the Rwandan Genocide.
- 1995 - American Society of Newspaper Editors Jesse Laventhol Award for Deadline Writing
- 1995 - Rwanda dispatches selected for inclusion in Best Newspaper Writing: 1995 and The Best of Best Newspaper Writing: 20th Anniversary Edition
- 1999 - Lost on Earth named one of the top five non-fiction books by Salon.com.
- Pulitzer site biography
- ASNE - Leading America's Newsrooms[not in citation given]
- Textbooks.com - America's Best Newspaper Writing : A Collection of ASNE Prizewinners - ISBN 0-312-25096-7; ISBN 978-0-312-25096-6[not in citation given]
- Salon.com 1999 book awards