Dan Baum has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is the author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip; Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans; Citizen Coors: An American Dynasty; and Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure. He has written numerous articles for such national magazines as The New York Times Magazine, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and Wired. While living in New Orleans to research Nine Lives, Dan wrote a daily online column for The New Yorker that can be read here.

All of his work is a collaboration with his wife and writing partner, Margaret Knox, who offers her editing services to other writers. It’s worth reading about their collaboration, here.

Their family pages begin here.

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