Rajiv Chandrasekaran

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Not to be confused with Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an Indian businessman .
Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Rajiv Chandrasekaran - 2015 National Book Festival (2).jpg
Alma mater Stanford University
Genre non-fiction
Notable awards Samuel Johnson Prize

Rajiv Chandrasekaran (Tamil: ராஜீவ் சந்திரசேகரன்) is an Indian-American journalist. He is the National Editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1994.

Life[edit]

He grew up mostly in the San Francisco Bay area. He attended Stanford University, where he became editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily and earned a degree in political science.[1]

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.[2] In 2004, he was journalist-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies,[3] 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[4] and was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Awards for non-fiction.[5] The film Green Zone (2010) is "credited as having been 'inspired by'" the book.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Rajiv Chandrasekaran at official site rajivc.com
  2. ^ Natalie Pompilio. Back from the Rajiv Palace, American Journalism Review, Jan. 2005
  3. ^ "Rajiv Chandrasekaran". International Reporting Project. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Ezard, John (19 June 2007). "Chronicle of US chaos in Iraq wins £30,000 non-fiction prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Persky, Stan (2012). Reading the 21st Century: Books of the Decade, 2000-2009. McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 127. ISBN 0773540474. 
  6. ^ McCarthy, Todd (4 March 2010). "Review: "Green Zone"". Variety. 

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