Eli Saslow

Eli Eric Saslow (born May 15, 1982) is an American journalist who writes for The Washington Post and ESPN The Magazine. He is a 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a recipient of the George Polk award and other honors. He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2013, 2016 and 2017.[1] He is the author of Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President (Random House, 2012), and four of his works have appeared in the anthology The Best American Sports Writing.[2][3]

Saslow at the 2018 Texas Book Festival

He attended Heritage High School, in Littleton, Colorado, graduating in 2000,[4][5] and is a 2004 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.[6] Saslow's 2018 book Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist. was the winner of the 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction.[7] He identifies as Jewish and is married.[8]



  1. "2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners & Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  2. "Eli Saslow". The Washington Post. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  3. Williams, Paige (10 June 2013). ""Why's this so good?" No. 78: Eli Saslow and "Into the Lonely Quiet"". Nieman Storyboard. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  4. "Eli Saslow '00 Wins Pulitzer Prize". Colorado Academy. 15 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  5. "Graduate of Littleton's Heritage High wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize". Denver Post. May 6, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  6. Q&A: Eli Saslow - Syracuse University Magazine
  7. "Award Winners". Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  8. "After the Storm". Tablet Magazine. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
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