Charles Graeber is an independent features writer for numerous magazines and newspapers, an executive producer for a Netflix documentary series, and the author of two non-fiction books, The Breakthrough and The Good Nurse. His piece for Bloomberg Businessweek on the Japanese Tsunami won the Overseas Press Club’s Ed Cunningham award in 2011.
He is also a former writer at The Nantucket Beacon, The Budapest Sun, The Phnom Penh Post and The Cambodia Daily. He sold his first non-fiction feature to Harper’s Magazine, and has since been a contributor to publications such as The New Yorker, New York Magazine, GQ, Outside Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, T Magazine, Boston Magazine, Salon, Elk, National Geographic Adventure, Vogue, Men’s Journal, MIT Technology Review, American Cowboy, Travel and Leisure, Ha’aretz, Playboy, Bicycling, The Guardian, Reader’s Digest and Wired.
His work has also received a 2012 New York Press Club prize, two National Magazine Award nominations for feature writing and an American Poet’s Prize (Second Place, 1988), been shortlisted in the The Best American Nature & Science Writing 2004 and Best American Travel Writing 2004 collections, and honored by anthologies including: The Best American Crime Writing, The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Business Writing, The Best of 10 Years of National Geographic Adventure, Flights of Fancy: Extraordinary Writing About Birds, The Best of 20 years of Wired, and the Best American Magazine Writing 2014 collection, as selected by the Columbia University School of Journalism and the American Society of Magazine Editors .