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Kirk Wallace Johnson

Kirk Wallace Johnson is a journalist, writer, and former refugee worker. He first served in Baghdad with the US Agency for International Development. In the aftermath of the Iraq War, Johnson worked on the ground in Fallujah as the first construction coordinator for the Agency. He later founded the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies as part of his continued work with Iraqi refugees. Johnson wrote about his time in Iraq in his first book, To Be a Friend Is Fatal; The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind (2013). His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others. A former Fulbright scholar, Johnson has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the American Academy in Berlin, Yaddo, and the USC Annenberg Center. His latest book is The Feather Thief, which The Spectator called “a weird and wonderful book.”

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