James Fallows

James Fallows is a longtime correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, from which he has reported around the world since the late 1970s with extended assignments in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has written 12 books and won the National Book Award, the National Magazine Award, and a documentary Emmy.
James Fallows grew up in inland southern California, studied American history and literature at Harvard, studied economics at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, and worked for two years in the White House as President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter. He has been part of the program-design design team for Microsoft’s Word program, and is the founding chairman of New America.
For the past several years he and his wife, writer Deborah Fallows, have been traveling through America and reporting on innovation of all sorts. Their national best-selling book on the project, Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America, was published by Pantheon in May, 201