David K. Shipler (born December 3, 1942) is an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction in 1987 for Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land. He also wrote the book The Working Poor: Invisible in America. He is a former foreign correspondent of The New York Times.
Shipler was born and grew up in Chatham, New Jersey. He was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1964, and served on the board of trustees for the college from 1993 to 2003. He served in U.S. Navy as officer on a destroyer, 1964–66. He is married with three children.
Shipler joined The New York Times as a news clerk in 1966. He was promoted to city staff reporter in 1968. He covered housing, poverty, and politics and he won awards from the American Political Science Association, the New York Newspaper Guild, and elsewhere...
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