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 work of Egyptian journalists. He also plays the violin and is an assistant editor at American Short Fiction. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Maurice Chammah