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 recent history of the death penalty.
As a Fulbright fellow in Cairo, 2011-2012, he studied the history of Egyptian journalism. He also plays the violin and is an assistant editor at American Short Fiction. He is from Austin, Texas, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.