Bio

Photo credit: Julia Cumes

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 lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters. His next book, The Family Roe, will be published in September.