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James Fallows is a longtime correspondent for The Atlantic magazine. He has reported for The Atlantic from around the world since the late 1970s, including extended assignments in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and within in Texas, Washington state and California. He has written 12 books and won the National Book Award, the National Magazine Award and a documentary Emmy. He has done regular public radio commentaries since the 1980s.
James Fallows grew up in Redlands, California, and studied American history as an undergraduate and economics as a graduate student. For two years he was President Jimmy Carter's chief White House speechwriter.
For the past several years he and his wife, the writer Deborah Fallows, have been traveling through smaller-town America and reporting on innovation of all sorts. Their national best-selling book on the project, "Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America," was published in 2018. HBO is now making a documentary based on the book.