Peter Kujawinski is a freelance journalist and author.  He contributes regularly to the New York Times (mainly the Travel section).  With co-author Jake Halpern, he has written five young adult novels: Dormia (2009), World's End (2010), Shadow Tree (2013), the NYT bestseller Nightfall (2015), and Edgeland (2017). 


Previously, Peter was an American diplomat 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 has studied at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).  He now lives in Chicago with his family.