Staff Writer, The Atlantic
James Fallows is a staff writer for The Atlantic, which he has written for since the late 1970s. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the 2018 book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which was a national best-seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary. Fallows has reported for The Atlantic extensively from outside the United States, has written several books, and has won the National Magazine Award, American Book Award, and a New York Emmy for a documentary series on China. He also once worked for President Carter as chief speechwriter.