Author and journalist Alan Elsner puts all the knowledge and experience gained in a 30-year international career reporting the world's top stories into his new novel, 'The Nazi Hunter.'
Elsner's career has been marked by a passion for justice and truth, unquestioned integrity, and a willingness to confront the powerful, the complacent and the evasive. He has never been afraid to ask tough questions. Over the years, his reporting has exposed injustice and shone a light on some of the darker corners of society.
That same passion comes to the fore in 'The Nazi Hunter.' A gripping thriller based on meticulous research and inside knowledge, 'The Nazi Hunter' weaves together fierce partisan politics, the search for ex-Nazi war criminals, romance, music, and a crazed far-right militia intent on bringing down the government. It's a compelling and intelligent tale that both excites and profoundly moves the reader.
In 2004, Elsner's widely acclaimed first book 'Gates of Injustice,' focused a harsh spotlight of truth on America's prison system. It was praised by liberals and conservatives alike for its fairness, accuracy and humanity.
In 2005, Elsner's second book, 'Guarded by Angels' appeared. A memoir of survival and resistance during World War II, it was immediately hailed as a major new addition to the literature of the Holocaust.
In 2006, Elsner was awarded a Knight International Press Fellowship to spend nine months in Romania starting in October 2006 teaching journalism and advancing a free and democratic media.
Alan Elsner has 30 years' experience in journalism, covering stories ranging from the September 11, 2001 attacks on America and the crisis in the Middle East to the 2000 Presidential election and the end of the Cold War. He has reported from over 40 countries and almost all of the 50 states.
Knight International Press Fellow (2006/7)
Teaching journalism to professionals and university students in Romania, Hungary and Moldova. Based in Bucharest.
National Correspondent, Reuters News Service (2001-2006)
Covered 9/11 attacks and aftermath, Iraq war, Afghanistan invasion, war on terrorism, homeland security, social issues.
Chief Political Correspondent (1994-2000)
Headed teams covering 1996 and 2000 presidential elections. Managed public opinion poll, interviewed presidential candidates Bush and Gore, traveled with President Clinton on Air Force One.
State Department Correspondent (1989-1994)
Traveled with Secretary of State James Baker, covered end of Cold War, reunification of Germany, first Gulf War, invasion of Panama.
Chief Correspondent Nordic Countries (1987-1989)
Based in Stockholm, also managed bureaus in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki.
Correspondent, London (1985-1987)
Reuters Jerusalem Correspondent (1980-1985)
Reporter, The Jerusalem Post (1978-1980)
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