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Peter Hessler

Born: Jun 14, 1969

Birthplace: Pittsburgh

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Peter Hessler

Date of Birth : Jun 14, 1969
Birth Place : Pittsburgh

Peter Hessler is an American writer and journalist. He is the author of three acclaimed books about China and has contributed numerous articles to The New Yorker and National Geographic, among other publications. In 2011, Hessler received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in recognition and encouragement of his "keenly observed accounts of ordinary people responding to the complexities of life in such rapidly changing societies as Reform Era China."


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Author


  • Leslie T. Chang

Awards Won

  • MacArthur Fellowship
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