David K Shipler

Biography of David K Shipler

David K. Shipler (born December 3, 1942) is an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1987 for Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land. He also wrote the book The Working Poor: Invisible in America.

Born in Chatham, New Jersey, he is an alumnus of Dartmouth College and served on the college's board of trustees from 1993 to 2003. As a journalist for the New York Times he was their correspondent in Moscow and then Israel. At the end of his period in Israel he was reprimanded by the director of the Israeli government's press office for breaking military censorship rules; publishing a report about a bus hijacking after which two captured hijackers were killed.

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