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Peter Kujawinski is a journalist, author and former American foreign service officer. A frequent contributor to the New York Times, his piece on protecting Indigenous elders in the Arctic won the 2021 Lowell Thomas Award for best multimedia single work.


With co-author Jake Halpern, he has written five young adult novels: Dormia (2009), World's End (2010), Shadow Tree (2013), the New York Times and Indiebound bestseller Nightfall (2015), and Edgeland (2017). 


Previously, Peter was an American foreign service officer for 18 years.  He served in Israel, twice in Haiti, in France, and at the UN Security Council in New York.  His last diplomatic assignment was in Canada, as U.S. Consul General to Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, and studied for several years in France.  He now lives in Chicago with his family. 

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