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Jonathan Green is an award-winning author and investigative journalist specializing in narrative non-fiction. His latest book, Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood and Betrayal tells the story of the infamous Bronx gang through inside access to gangsters and the federal agents, police officers and prosecutors who took them down.
He has written for numerous publications including Men's Journal, Virginia Quarterly Review, GQ, the New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, Best Life, Esquire, Town and Country, Garden and Gun, Men's Health, the Guardian, Fast Company and the Financial Times Magazine among many others all over the globe. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College.
His first book, Murder in the High Himalaya (PublicAffairs) won the Banff Mountain Book Competition in the Mountain and Wilderness Category. It also won the American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Non Fiction Book of the Year. The book is endorsed by the Dalai Lama and actor Richard Gere.
He has reported from Sudan on jihadist militias, the high Arctic on global warming, the guerilla-controlled jungles of Colombia on the cocaine trade, corruption in oil-rich Kazakhstan and the destruction of the rainforest in Borneo. He has exposed human rights abuses in the gang-controlled slums of Brazil, Africa and Jamaica and in the thin air of the high Himalaya, among many other places. He is a keen adventurer and writes regularly on the outdoors.
Green has been the recipient of the Amnesty International Media Award for Excellence in Human Rights Journalism, the American Society of Journalists and Authors award for reporting on a significant topic, Environment story of the year at the Foreign Press Association, the North American Travel Journalists Association for Sports in Conjunction with Travel and Feature Writer of the Year in the Press Gazette Magazine and Design Awards. His work has been anthologized in the Best American Crime Writing. On winning Exclusive of the Year at the Magazine Design and Journalism Awards the judges said, “It shows Green’s painstaking research and dogged determination and belief that a story must be followed to the bitter end.”
He has been interviewed about his work on CNN, the BBC, radio and television, and NPR among numerous other media outlets. He does speaking engagements at universities, colleges and companies on human rights and investigative journalism.
One World Media Awards – Press Journalist of the Year – Finalist 2009 » read more
Magazine Design and Journalism Awards – Winner Exclusive of the Year 2008
‘The Dirty Secret of Your NHS’
Harper Collins – The Best American Crime Reporting 2008
‘Murder at 19000ft’
One World – Environment Awards – Finalist 2008
‘The Biofuel Time Bomb’
North American Travel Journalists Association – Winner 2008
Sports in Conjunction With Travel
‘The Three Peaks Challenge’
Press Gazette Magazine and Design Awards – Winner 2007 » read more
Feature Writer of the Year
Investigative Reporters and Editors – Freelance Investigative Journalism Fellowship
‘Murder in the High Himalaya’