|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Notable awards||Samuel Johnson Prize|
At The Post he has served as bureau chief in Baghdad, Cairo, and Southeast Asia, and as a correspondent covering the war in Afghanistan. During 2003, the Post put his stories on the front page 138 times. In 2004, he was journalist-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Chandrasekaran's 2006 book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone won the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize and was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Awards for non-fiction. The film Green Zone (2010) is "credited as having been 'inspired by'" the book.
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- Ezard, John (19 June 2007). "Chronicle of US chaos in Iraq wins £30,000 non-fiction prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
- Persky, Stan (2012). Reading the 21st Century: Books of the Decade, 2000-2009. McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 127. ISBN 0773540474.
- McCarthy, Todd (4 March 2010). "Review: "Green Zone"". Variety.
- Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. Knopf. 2006. ISBN 9780307278838.
- Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan. Knopf. 2012. ISBN 9780307957146.