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Graeme Charles Arthur Wood (born August 21, 1979) is a Canadian-American journalist who has written for The New Yorker,[1] The American Scholar, The New Republic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Culture+Travel, The Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune. He is a contributing editor to The Atlantic.[2] Wood works as a lecturer in political science at Yale University.[3]

In 2017, he won the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction for his book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.[4]


Wood was born in Polk County, Minnesota.[5] He grew up in Dallas and graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas in 1997.[6] He transferred from Deep Springs College to Harvard University, where he graduated in 2001.[7]

Notable articlesEdit


  1. ^ Graeme Wood (2008). "Letter from Pashmul: Policing Afghanistan: An ethnic-minority force enters a Taliban stronghold". The New Yorker. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Author page". The Atlantic. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Author page". Yale University. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Governor General Literary Awards announced: Joel Thomas Hynes wins top English fiction prize". CBC News, November 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Minnesota Birth Index". Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Wood, Graeme. "Richard Spencer Was My High-School Classmate". The Atlantic (June 2017). Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  7. ^ Adam A. Sofen (2000). "Transfers From Deep Springs College Face Unique Transition". Retrieved April 1, 2015.

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