McKenzie Funk (2020) writes for Harper’s, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Outside, The New York Times Magazine and the London Review of Books. His first book, “Windfall,” won a 2015 PEN Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Orion and Rachel Carson awards, and was named a book of the year by The New Yorker, Mother Jones, Salon and Amazon.com. A National Magazine Award and Livingston Award finalist, McKenzie won the Oakes Prize for Environmental Journalism for his reporting on the melting Arctic and has received fellowships at the Open Society Foundations and MacDowell Colony for his forthcoming work on data and privacy. He is a cofounder of the journalism cooperative Deca, a founding board member at the arts nonprofit Amplifier and a former story consultant at the Center for Investigative Reporting.
As a fellow, McKenzie will work on his book, to be published by St. Martin’s Press, about the life and legacy of the so-called “father of data fusion,” Hank Asher.