Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Susan Faludi To Join Newsweek

Posted on April 26, 1999

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Susan Faludi will be joining Newsweek as a Contributing Editor. In addition, the magazine will publish exclusive excerpts from her forthcoming book, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. The announcements were made today by Newsweek Editor Mark Whitaker.

``Susan is one of the freshest and most provocative writers in the country on social change affecting both women and men, and we're delighted to add her voice to Newsweek,'' Whitaker said. ``Her new book is also sure to be one of the most talked-about cultural events of the year. Her last book, Backlash, reignited the whole debate over the successes and failures of feminism, and the new one on men's roles is destined to create just as big a stir.''

Faludi, who is based in Los Angeles, will start writing columns and other stories for Newsweek this summer. She'll cover how the women's vote and other gender issues will affect the 2000 presidential race as well as other social and cultural trends, Whitaker said.

Prior to becoming an author, Faludi was a reporter for several major daily newspapers. After graduating from college, she began her career in journalism in 1981 as a copy clerk for The New York Times. She left the Times a year later and went on to hold reporting jobs at the Miami Herald, the Atlanta Constitution and the San Jose Mercury News. In 1990, Faludi joined The Wall Street Journal in its San Francisco bureau. There she wrote an article that earned her a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 1991, which was about worker lay-offs at Safeway supermarkets following a leveraged buyout.