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Dexter Price Filkins (born c. 1961) is an American journalist who reports for The New York Times. He has been reporting from Iraq since 2003. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 as part of a team of New York Times reporters for their dispatches from Pakistan and Afghanistan. He was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his dispatches from Afghanistan.
Total Books: 4
Prior to joining The New York Times in September 2000, Filkins was New Delhi bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times for three years.
Filkins received the 2004 George Polk Award for War Reporting given annually by Long Island University to honor contributions to journalistic integrity and investigative reporting. He was cited for his reports from the assault on Fallujah, Iraq, in November 2004, when the company he travelled with lost a quarter of its men in eight days.
In 2006—07, Filkins was at Harvard University on a Nieman Fellowship; and in 2007-2008, he was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
In 2010, his reporting in The New York Times from Afghanistan and Iraq, along with that of the photographer Tyler Hicks and the reporter C.J. Chivers, was selected by New York University as one of the Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade.
Filkins' book, The Forever War, is about his experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq. It was published September 16, 2008 and was a New York Times best-seller. "The Forever War" won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best non-fiction book of 2008; and it was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Amazon.com, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe.