Feature writer Education: American University, BA in literature and journalism
Dan Zak is a reporter for The Washington Post. He has written a wide range of news stories, narratives and profiles while on local, national and foreign assignments. He is the author of "Almighty: Courage, Resistance and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age," a non-fiction book about nuclear weapons and anti-nuclear activism. He joined The Post in 2005.
Honors & Awards:
First place (general feature) from the Society for Features Journalism (2018) for "After the Blast" (wapo.st/west)
Best feature in the Excellence in Journalism awards from Street Sense Media (2017) for "The Polaroids of the Cowboy Poet" (wapo.st/earnshaw)
Professional Affiliations: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee (2015), for reporting on nuclear and environmental issues in the Marshall Islands (wapo.st/marshallislands) Books by Dan Zak:
Almighty: Courage, Resistance and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age