Since journalist Dexter Filkins joined The New Yorker in January of 2011, he has written about a bank heist in Afghanistan and the democratic protests in the Middle East. Before that, he made a name for himself with his extensive coverage of conflicts, particularly in the Middle East. Filkins won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 as part of a team of New York Times reporters in Pakistan and Afghanistan and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2002 for his dispatches from Afghanistan. Filkins, who was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University, has also worked for the Miami Herald and the Los Angeles Times. His 2008 book, The Forever War, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Nonfiction Book and was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, Time and Boston Globe.