Tim Golden has worked as a journalist for nearly 30 years, primarily as an investigative reporter and foreign correspondent. His forthcoming book is about the history of America’s detention of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
Golden was a senior writer at The New York Times and contributor to The New York Times Magazine. He has twice shared the Pulitzer Prize: in 1998 for International Reporting, for articles about the effects of drug corruption in Mexico, and in 1987 for National Reporting, for stories related to the Iran-contra affair. He has been a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation and received the 2010 MacArthur Residency at Yaddo.
Golden joined the Times in 1990 and reported from Mexico City and San Francisco before returning to New York in 1998 as an investigative reporter assigned to the foreign staff. In 2000, he joined the newspaper’s first investigative unit.
Previously, Golden was on the foreign staff of the Miami Herald, working from El Salvador and Brazil. He began his journalistic career as a foreign-affairs reporter in the Washington bureau of United Press International.