Maurice Chammah is a staff writer at The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. He is currently at work on a book about the rise and fall of the death penalty, which won the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Book Award.

As a Fulbright fellow in Cairo, 2011-2012, he studied the work of Egyptian journalists. He also plays the violin and is an assistant editor at American Short Fiction. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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