Wright has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992.

He has published a number of notable articles for the magazine, and garnered two National Magazine Awards.

September 9, 2014

“The Twenty-Eight Pages”

The New Yorker  

Why are twenty-eight pages of Congress’s report on the 9/11 attacks still classified?

January 23, 2014

“When Religion Brought Peace to the Middle East”


For Jimmy Carter, the Camp David Accords were an answer to prayer. But little about the negotiations felt divine. 

In anticipation of his forthcoming play, Camp David, which tells the story of the 1978 peace treaty forged between Israel and Egypt, Wright describes the importance of religion in brokering this legendary pact.

May 16, 2011

“Pakistan: The Double Game”

The New Yorker  

U.S. Support for Pakistan: A Long, Messy History

Wright explores the unintended consequences of American funding in Pakistan.

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March 22, 2010

“Lithium Dreams”

The New Yorker  

Can Bolivia become the Saudi Arabia of the electric-car era?

June 1, 2009

“The Oligarch”

The New Yorker  

Wright writes about Carlos Slim, the Mexican businessman who is one of the wealthiest men in the world and who invested $250 million in The New York Times.

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Wright answers some questions about the article on The New Yorker’s News Desk Blog.
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January 21, 2008

“The Spymaster”

The New Yorker  

The new director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, has a controversial plan to tighten national security.

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