Mark Fritz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent and award-winning author. In 1995 he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for stories concerning the Rwandan Genocide. He also reported on the reunification of Germany. His nonfiction book Lost on Earth chronicles the stories of people uprooted by the wars that broke out at the end of the Cold War.
As a staff writer for The Associated Press, he also covered the unification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Chechnya, and Liberia, among many others.
For his Rwanda coverage, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1995 and his dispatches were selected for the book Best Newspaper Writing: 1995 and The Best of Best Newspaper Writing: 20th Anniversary Edition. His book, LOST ON EARTH: Nomads of the New Order (hardcover, Little, Brown; trade paperback, Routledge) was named one of the top five non-fiction books of 1999 by Salon.com.
As an AP editor on the international desk, he filed the first bulletin on the fall of the Berlin Wall. He subsequently was named East Berlin correspondent, then West Africa bureau chief. Among numerous other awards, he was in 1995 the first recipient of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ inaugural Jesse Laventhol Award for Deadline Writing. He was twice a visiting lecturer at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and numerous other broadcast outlets.
He is a native of Detroit and graduate of Wayne State University.
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