William Finnegan

The author of “Cold New World,” “A Complicated War,” “Dateline Soweto,” and “Crossing the Line,” William Finnegan has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist and has won numerous journalism awards, including two Overseas Press Club awards since 2009. His new memoir, “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life,” was listed by Time magazine as one of the best nonfiction books of 2015 and described in that magazine as “…a riveting adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, and a restless, searching meditation on love, friendship and family.” A staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987, Finnegan lives in Manhattan.