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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Barry Meier was a member of the New York Times reporting team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He is also a two-time winner of the prestigious George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting. During a 28-year-long career at The Times, his work concentrated on the intersection of business, medicine and the public’s health. He exposed the dangers of various drugs and medical products, including a defective heart device and a generation of flawed artificial hips and was the first journalist to shed a national spotlight on the abuse of OxyContin. Prior to joining the Times in 1989, he worked for The Wall Street Journal and New York Newsday. He is also the author of Pain Killer and Missing Man. Meier lives in New York City.
ABOUT "Spooked: Black Cube, The Trump Dossier and the Rise of Private Spies"
“A former New York Times reporter and a member of the paper’s team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, Meier here exposes the big business that is private spying today…Want dirt on your enemies? No problem! It’s cheaper and easier than ever, as these spies stare into our private lives, checking out our emails and shaping what we see on social media, and dangerously influence political elections.”—Library Journal
“The abrupt rise of corporatized spying in geopolitics and business, portrayed as a strange mix of journalistic ambition and Nixon-ian dirty tricks. ...Throughout, Meier's considerable journalistic chops help him maintain control of numerous sub-narratives and a cast of ruthless eccentrics….An adroitly handled, disturbing expose clearly relevant to discussions of the tactics of Trump and company.”—Kirkus Reviews
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER
Michael Isikoff is the chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News where he explores national security, money in politics, and "whatever else strikes his fancy." Previously, he was an investigative correspondent for NBC as well as a staff writer for Newsweek and the Washington Post. Isikoff has written or co-written three New York Times best-sellers, most recently “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.” He lives in the Washington, D.C. area.