Journalist and Musician

Maurice Chammah is a journalist who writes feature articles, essays, and book reviews. He is currently a staff writer at The Marshall Project.

In Texas, he has reported on law, crime, religion, and other subjects for The New York TimesTexas MonthlyThe Texas ObserverGuernica Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. His latest work from Texas is here.

As a 2011-2012 Fulbright fellow in Cairo, Egypt, he reported for Rolling Stone Middle East,  The Revealer, and the Austin American-Statesman. View his latest writing about Egypt at Adrift on the Nile.

He has played violin in the band Mother Falcon and is an Assistant Editor at American Short Fiction. He’s on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn. He lives in Austin, Texas.

His first reader is usually Emily Smith. They wrote a travel guide to Egypt.

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