Sandy Tolan


Sandy Tolan is a radio and print journalist and the author of three books. He has written for more than 40 newspapers and magazines and produced hundreds of documentaries and features for NPR and Public Radio International.

Tolan has reported from American Indian country, along the U.S.-Mexico border, across the American West, in Latin America, the Middle East, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and South Asia. A central focus of his work has been the intersection of land conflicts, racial and ethnic identity, natural resources, and the global economy.

His recent work includes reporting from Jerusalem, Gaza, Standing Rock, and Oklahoma, where he produced the documentary Boomtown, for the PBS Frontline podcast, Dispatches.

He is a co-founder of Homelands Production, an independent production company.

Tolan is also the author of Me and Hank, A Boy and His Hero 25 Years Later, an exploration of race and sports in America; The Lemon Tree; and Children of the Stone, about the building of a music school in the occupied West Bank.