Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has written for the Los Angeles Times for three decades, during which time he has served as a financial and political writer, an investigative reporter, a technology writer and editor, and a foreign correspondent in Africa and Russia.
Hiltzik’s latest book, Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex, has just been published by Simon & Schuster. His book Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century (2010), was a New York Times best-seller. Currently the Times’ business columnist, he also blogs on economics, business, and public policy at the Economy Hub blog on the Times website. In addition to Colossus, his other books are The New Deal: A Modern History (2011), The Plot Against Social Security (2005), Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age (1999), and A Death in Kenya: The Murder of Julie Ward (1991).
Hiltzik received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry. His other awards for excellence in reporting include the 2004 Gerald Loeb Award for outstanding business commentary and the Silver Gavel from the American Bar Association for outstanding legal reporting. A graduate of Colgate University and Columbia University, he lives in Southern California with his family.
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