Katherine Eban


Investigative journalist Katherine Eban is a Vanity Fair contributing editor and Andrew Carnegie fellow. Her articles on pharmaceutical counterfeiting, gun trafficking, and coercive interrogations by the CIA have won international attention and numerous awards.

Her Vanity Fair article “Rorschach and Awe,” which first identified the architects of the CIA’s torture methods used on 9/11 detainees, inspired the 2019 film The Report.

Her first book, Dangerous Doses: a True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply, was named one of the Best Books of 2005 by KirkusReviews and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick.

Her second book, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, is a New York Times bestseller and one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2019. Based on a decade of reporting, the book reveals endemic fraud and dire conditions in the overseas manufacturing plants where the majority of our low-cost generic medicine is made.

She attended Brown University and Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Eban lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

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