Bio

Joshua Prager writes for publications including Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, where he was a senior writer for eight years. George Will has described his work as “exemplary journalistic sleuthing.”

His first book, The Echoing Green, was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The New York Times Book Review called it “a revelation and a page turner, a group character study unequaled in baseball writing since Roger Kahn’s Boys of Summer some three decades ago.”

His second book, 100 YEARS, is a list of literary quotations on every age from birth to one hundred. Designed by Milton Glaser, the legendary graphic designer who created the I ♥ NY logo, the book moves year by year through the words of our most beloved authors. Wrote the New York Times Book Review: “As the pages pass, there is an increasingly wistful sense of what time takes from us.”

Joshua has spoken at venues including TED and Google. He was a Nieman fellow at Harvard and a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Hebrew University. He was born in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, grew up in New Jersey, and lives in New York with his wife and daughter. He is writing a book about Roe v. Wade.