Author, THE BIG TRUCK THAT WENT BY and the forthcoming GANGSTERS OF CAPITALISM. Journalist. Watcher of vanishing suns. Director of media initiative at @FHI_Duke

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Jonathan Katz is a writer, reporter, and author. He just used an Oxford comma.

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@KatzOnEarth — 25,161 followers, 61,682 tweets

Aug 21, 2017

RT @PaulMMCooper: The eclipse entry says only, 'Bur-Sagale of Guzana, revolt in the city of Assur. In the month Simanu an eclipse of…

Aug 21, 2017

Also a great example of the difference between predicting weather and longer-term scientific events.  https://twitter.com/ericliptonnyt/status/899658777414291456 

Aug 21, 2017

RT @nycsouthpaw: actually eclipse glasses are a smart investment because you can also use them to observe the nuclear apocalypse

Aug 21, 2017

RT @fivefifths: Nat Turner's rebellion started on this day 186 years ago. He began planning in February of that year when he saw a solar eclipse.

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Interview

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Silently.

Why did you become a journalist?

So I could be the one asking questions.

Overseas Press Club

2013 - Cornelius Ryan Award
Best nonfiction book on international affairs for "The Big Truck That Went By."