Peter Hessler

Finalist, 2006 National Book Awards

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he served as Beijing correspondent from 2000-2007, and is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of RIVER TOWN, which won the Kiriyama Book Prize, and ORACLE BONES, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting.
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Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present

Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present by Peter Hessler book cover, 2006
ISBN 9780060826598 HarperCollins

In a narrative that moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler tells the story of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world. More about this book >

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Peter Hessler

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he served as Beijing correspondent from 2000-2007, and is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of RIVER TOWN, which won the Kiriyama Book Prize, and ORACLE BONES, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting.

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