David Finkel

The Washington Post
Enterprise Editor and Reporter

David Finkel is an enterprise editor and reporter for The Washington Post, where he leads the national reporting team. He is the author of a new book,"Thank You For Your Service," which is the sequel to his award-winning book "The Good Soldiers," a retelling his account while embedded with the 2-16 Rangers in Baghdad during “the surge” efforts in 2007, during one of most difficult periods of Iraq War, the prequel to "Thank You For Your Service." "The Good Soldiers" was named best book of 2009 by the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Slate.com, and The Boston Globe, and winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. Finkel won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2006 for a series of stories about U.S.-funded democracy efforts in Yemen, and the MacArthur "Genius" Grant in 2012.