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George Packer

Born: Aug 13, 1960

Birthplace: Santa Clara

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

George Packer

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1960
Birth Place : Santa Clara

George Packer is an American journalist, novelist, and playwright. He is best known for his writings for The New Yorker about U.S. foreign policy and for his book The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq. More recently, he wrote The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, covering the history of America from 1978 to 2012. That book won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in November 2013.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Playwright
  • Novelist


  • Herbert Packer
  • Nancy Packer


  • Laura Secor
  • Michele Millon

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction
  • New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
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