Curator, The George Polk Awards in Journalism
John Darnton has worked for The New York Times for over forty years beginning as a copy boy. He has been a reporter in and around New York, a foreign correspondent based in West Africa, East Africa, Eastern Europe, Spain and the United Kingdom, and served as deputy foreign editor, metropolitan editor, news editor for weekends and culture editor.
365体育备用网址Darnton won the Pulitzer Prize for Foreign Reporting in 1981 for reporting on martial law in Poland through stories that were smuggled out of the country. He won a George Polk Award in 1979 for his coverage of Africa and again in 1981 for his coverage of the Solidarity union in Poland.
In 1996, he wrote the international best-seller Neanderthal, which was bought by Steven Spielberg, followed by four other novels and an autobiography, Almost a Family, which describes his growing up in the shadow of his father, a war correspondent, and his own career.