Jeffrey Goldberg

Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. Author of the book Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror, Goldberg also writes the magazine's advice column. More

Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. Previously, he served as a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward, and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

His book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. Goldberg rthe recipient of the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism. He is also the recipient of 2005's Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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  • The Story Never Told

    After much anticipation, the world will be happy to know that I have finally completed translating the three previously untranslated sections of the…

  • Miami Beach Memoirs

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  • The Veal Option

    As I write this, Rosh Hashana and the accompanying Days of Awe are fast approaching, so my thoughts naturally turn to cows.The first cow I ever knew…

  • Tampering with a delicacy

    A true story: Marshall Honaker was the sheriff of Bristol, Virginia, a mountain town near the Tennessee border, until the day earlier this year,…

  • Going for the Gold

    What a thrill it was to see Yael Arad win a silver medal! I still think she should do something with her hair, but nevertheless, it was a proud…

  • Ask Mr. Love Doctor

    Dear Mr. Love Doctor,My husband and I have a wonderful marriage, great kids and a nice house. You would think he would be happy, yes? Unfortunately,…

  • Take a Memo

    July 13, 1992To: Y. Rabin.From: J. Goldberg.Re: Prime ministership.As an experienced politician myself, I think I'm in a position to help you out…

  • Dating Tips for Girls

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  • Perot for Premier

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  • Ready to serve

    Last September, I declared myself a candidate for the office of prime minister. Since the day that announcement first appeared in this newspaper, I…

  • He Who Laughs Last

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