Nicholas Matthew Kulish
|The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal|
Nicholas Matthew Kulish (born 1975) is an author and journalist who reports for The New York Times. Since March 2014, he has worked as an investigative journalist based in New York. He is the author of two books, the satirical novel Last One In and the nonfiction book The Eternal Nazi.
Life and work
Born in Washington, D.C., Kulish was educated at Columbia University, graduating in 1997. He worked a series of writing and Internet jobs in Hong Kong and New York City before becoming first a news assistant, then a reporter, at The Wall Street Journal. As a correspondent in the paper's Washington bureau he covered the Florida election recount in 2000 and the September 11 attacks at the Pentagon. In 2003, he was sent to report on the invasion of Iraq for The Wall Street Journal. This influenced the writing of his first novel Last One In (2007).
From August 2007 to May 2013 he was the newspaper's Berlin bureau chief, covering Central and Eastern Europe. While Kulish was based in Berlin he and his colleague Souad Mekhennet uncovered the hiding place of most-wanted Nazi fugitive Aribert Heim in Cairo. He and Mekhennet, his co-author for The Eternal Nazi (2014), were later detained by the Egyptian secret police while covering the uprising there in 2011.
He is fluent in German and was a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin.
- Last One In. New York: Harper Perennial, 2007. ISBN 0-06-118939-1 ISBN 978-0061189395
- The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim New York: Doubleday, 2014. ISBN 978-0-385-53243-3
- U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 Retrieved on 2015-12-19.
- Nicholas Kulish's web site: Biography
- Meanwhile: Picking and choosing history in Berlin. Nytimes.com. February 27, 2006. Retrieved on 2011-10-08.
- Nicholas Kulish ’97 Covers the Iraq Invasion His Way. college.columbia.edu. November–December 2007
- Uncovering Lost Path of the Most Wanted Nazi. Nytimes.com. February 4, 2009. Retrieved on 2014-03-19.
- Two Detained Reporters Saw Police’s Methods. Nytimes.com. February 4, 2011. Retrieved on 2014-03-19.
- Old Rivalries Reignited a Fuse in South Sudan. Nytimes.com. December 31, 2013. Retrieved on 2014-03-19.
- A Reason for Hope in Congo’s Perpetual War. Nytimes.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved on 2014-03-19.