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CHARLES GRAEBER is an award-winning freelance journalist and New York Times bestselling author. 


His work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, Elk, New York Magazine, GQ, Outside, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, American Cowboy, Vogue, 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,  NASCAR Magazine and Wired.


His work has been  honored with An Overseas Press Club award for Outstanding International Journalism, a New York Press Club prize, an American Poet's Prize (2nd), and  several National Magazine Award nominations for feature writing, and 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. 

His book The Breakthrough; Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer  was supported by a fellowship by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and was shortlisted for the Medical Book of the Year by the  British Medical Association.

His Edgar Award nominated book The Good Nurse  has been adapted into a feature film (premiering in Fall, 2022) starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne and directed by Tobias Lindholm. He serves on boards including those of The Overseas Press Club of America and Building Markets, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering refugees from war, poverty and persecution.


He also and mostly does other stuff. 

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