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Katherine Eban

Vanity Fair
Contributing Editor
Katherine Eban is an award-winning investigative journalist, New York Times best-selling author, Vanity Fair contributing editor and Andrew Carnegie fellow. Her articles on pharmaceutical counterfeiting, gun trafficking, coercive interrogations by the CIA and COVID-19’s origins, have won international attention and numerous awards. Her Vanity Fair article “Rorschach and Awe,” which first identified the architects of the CIA’s torture methods used on 9/11 detainees, inspired the 2019 film “The Report.” Her second book, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, is a New York Times bestseller and one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2019. It won numerous awards including from the National Association of Science Writers, the Overseas Press Club of America, Investigative Reporters & Editors and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Based on a decade of reporting, the book reveals endemic fraud and dire conditions in the overseas manufacturing plants where the majority of our low-cost generic medicine is made. Educated at Brown University and Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, Eban lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two daughters, Newfoundland dog Romeo and pandemic rescue cat Marley.