Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist—the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, the honorary title Order of the British Empire (OBE) and the author of five bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat.
In January 1995, Friedman took over the New York Times Foreign Affairs column. After spending a great deal of time in the Middle East in the years after 9/11, Friedman decided to do some reporting elsewhere, particularly India. In April 2005, he published his fourth book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. The book became a #1 New York Times bestseller and received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in November 2005. The World Is Flat has sold more than 4 million copies in thirty-seven languages. After 9/11, Friedman began making documentaries for the New York Times–Discovery Channel joint venture. Over the next few years he co-produced, reported, and narrated six.
Friedman and his wife, Ann, reside in Bethesda, Maryland.
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