Scribner, May 11, 2010
Hardcover, 304 pages
Scott Higham is a Pulitzer-Prize winning member of The Washington Post's investigations unit. He has conducted numerous investigations for the news organization, including an examination of abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracting. The Abu Ghraib investigation was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, and the series on contracting won the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for large newspapers.
Before joining The Post, he worked as an investigative reporter for The Baltimore Sun and The Miami Herald, where he won numerous awards. At The Herald, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a magazine article he co-authored and for Spot News for his work on a breaking story. He was also a member of a team of reporters assigned to investigate the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. Higham was raised on Long Island and is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the Columbia Journalism School. He lives in the Washington area with his son, Jack.
Sari Horwitz is also a Pulitzer-Prize winning member of The Washington Post’s investigation unit. A reporter for The Washington Post for twenty-six years, she has covered crime, homeland security, federal law enforcement, education, and social services. Horwitz and Higham shared the 2002 Pulitzer Price for Investigative Reporting for their examination of the deaths of children in the D.C. foster care system. Horwitz also co-wrote an investigation of D.C. police shootings that won the 1999 Pulitzer for public service and the 1999 Selden Ring Award. She was a member of the team of reporters who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. Horwitz co-authored the 2003 book, Sniper: Inside the Hunt for the Killers Who Terrorized the Nation. Among her other awards are the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for reporting on the disadvantaged and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal. A native of Tucson, Arizona, Horwitz graduated from Bryn Mawr College and holds a masters degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. She lives in Washington with her husband and daughter.