CHARLES GRAEBER is a contributor to ink and paper outlets including The New Yorker, Elk, New York Magazine, GQ, Outside, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, American Cowboy, Vogue, Haaretz, Men's Journal, Details, The Cambodia Daily, The Phnom Penh Post, The Budapest Sun, The Guardian, The Nantucket Beacon, Boston Magazine, Kidney International, MIT Technology Review, Put An Egg On It, NASCAR Magazine, Popular Science, and Wired, for which he is a Contributing Editor, as well as online publications including as The Daily Beast, Salon, Wired online and The New York Times online. He has appeared as a guest on 60 Minutes, Fresh Air, Marketplace, Q, CBS this Morning with Charlie Rose and Gayle King, The Joy Behar show, Dana Perino on FOX, C-SPAN, PBS, Bloomberg, Book TV, Al Jezeera, and other media outlets.
His work has been honored with An Overseas Press Club award for Outstanding International Journalism, a 2012 New York Press Club prize, an American Poet's Prize (2nd), a National Magazine Award and several National Magazine Award nominations for feature writing. His longform narrative nonfiction has been anthologized in collections including The Best American Crime Writing, The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Business Writing, The Best of 10 Years of National Geographic Adventure, The Best of 20 years of Wired, and The Best American Magazine Writing , as selected by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and the Columbia University School of Journalism. He's received fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, won the Nantucket Sandcastle competition with his father and lost many pens and bets by himself.
His non-fiction book, The Good Nurse, is a New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award finalist heralded as "literary true crime" and "a novel made of journalism." His book The Breakthrough was shortlisted as the 2019 Medical Book of the Year by the British Medical Association. Graeber is Executive Producer of an 8-part Netflix documentary series and serves on the boards of the New York Writers Room, The Overseas Press Club of America, and Building Markets, an international nonprofit organization that works to empower refugees from war, poverty and persecution.