Tim O'Brien, an award-winning journalist, is writing a series of historical thrillers for Random House that are set in the years after the Lincoln assassination. The first of these, The Lincoln Conspiracy, an absorbing, fast-paced tale of murder, intrigue and riddles in post-Civil War Washington, arrives in bookstores on September 18.
Tim is also the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post where he oversees all of the site's original reporting efforts. Prior to joining the HuffPost in early 2011, Tim was an editor and reporter at The New York Times.
Tim edited a ten-part series about severely wounded war veterans, Beyond the Battlefield, for which The Huffington Post and its senior military correspondent, David Wood, received a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2012.
Tim helped oversee a team of Times reporters that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. The Times series that emerged from that work, "The Reckoning," was also a winner of a 2009 Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism.
Prior to becoming Sunday Business editor at The New York Times in 2006, Tim was a staff writer for the Times. Among the topics and people he has written about for the paper are Wall Street, Russia, Manhattan's art world, cybercrimes and identity theft, Warren Buffett, geopolitics, digital media, international finance, Hollywood, terrorism and terrorist financing, money laundering, gambling, and white-collar fraud. Tim was a member of a team of Times reporters that won a Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism in 1999.
Before returning to the Times in 2003, Tim was the senior feature writer at Talk, a magazine founded by former New Yorker editor Tina Brown. Tim was with Talk from 2000 until it ceased publishing in 2002. Before joining Talk, Tim was a reporter with the Times and, prior to that, The Wall Street Journal.
Tim has a B.A. cum laude in literature from Georgetown University, an M.A. in U.S. History from Columbia University, an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia University. He has lived and worked in Europe, South America and Asia.
Tim is also the author of a biography of Donald Trump, "TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald," which Warner Books published in 2005. His previous non-fiction book, "Bad Bet: The Inside Story of the Glamour, Glitz, and Danger of America's Gambling Industry," was published in 1998.
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