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McKay Coppins is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers politics, religion and national affairs. He is The New York Times best-selling author of "Romney: A Reckoning," a biography of Mitt Romney based on dozens of exclusive interviews with the senator, his family and his inner circle as well as hundreds of pages of his personal journals and private emails. The in-depth portrait shows a public servant authentically wrestling with the choices he has made over his career, and exposes how a trail of seemingly small compromises by political leaders in the Trump-era Republican Party has led to a crisis in democracy. The book was selected as one of NPR's 2023 "Books We Love."
Coppins is a former visiting fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. He has won the Aldo Beckman Award from the White House Correspondents Association for his coverage of the Trump presidency and the Wilbur Award for religion journalism. He lives near Washington, D.C. with his wife and children.
Awards: Aldo Beckman Award; Wilbur Award