Ben Mauk lives in Berlin.
He writes for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper's, and the London Review of Books, among other publications. He is writing a book for Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He co-founded and directs the Berlin Writers' Workshop and is an editor at The Dial.
Ben is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning multimedia journalist. His first film, Reeducated, a collaboration with Sam Wolson and The New Yorker, is part of an immersive V.R. and interactive feature on life inside a Chinese reeducation camp. Reeducated won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Media and the Peabody Award in the Immersive & Interactive category. The film has screened at more than 30 festivals, including SXSW, the Venice Biennale, NewImages, VRHAM!, and DOK Leipzig.
His other honors include two Online Journalism Awards, a Deadline Club Award, the Reporting Award from NYU, jury prizes from SXSW and NewImages, and the inaugural Jamal Khashoggi Award for Courageous Journalism. His work has been anthologized three times in the Best American series and twice nominated for the National Magazine Award.
He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been a Fulbright Scholar, Poynter Fellow at Yale, MacDowell Fellow, NYU visiting scholar, and frequent Pulitzer Center grantee. He is represented by Adam Eaglin of The Cheney Agency.
He writes an occasional newsletter.