Authors of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America
James Fallows has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for more than thirty-five years, reporting from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and across the United States. He is the author of 12 books, including the latest, Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America.
He has won the National Book Award, the National Magazine Award, and a documentary Emmy. He has also done extensive commentary on National Public Radio. James Fallows has a degree in American history and literature from Harvard and in economics from Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar, and was President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter for two years.
Deborah Fallows is a writer and a linguist, with a PhD in theoretical linguistics. She has written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, and The Washington Monthly. She is the author of three books, including Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin lessons in Life, Love, and Language and the latest, co-authored with James Fallows, Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America.
Ms. Fallows worked previously at the Pew Research Center, Oxygen Media, and Georgetown University. She and James Fallows have two married sons and four grandchildren.