Eileen WelsomeI graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and spent the early years of my career as a newspaper reporter. Gradually, I moved into investigative reporting and books. In 1994, while working as a reporter for The Albuquerque Tribune, I won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of articles about 18 people injected with plutonium during the Manhattan Project. I left the newspaper to write a book about that experiment and others that occurred during the Cold War. I have written four nonfiction books and am currently at work on a fifth.

PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction
PEN/USA West Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting
George Polk Award for National Reporting
Heywood Broun Award
James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism
Investigative Reporters and Editors Gold Medal
National Headliner Award (2)
Associated Press Managing Editors Award for Public Service (2)
Sigma Delt Chi Award and Bronze Medal for Investigative Reporting
John Hancock Award for Financial Reporting
Ruben Salazar “Speak Truth to Power” Award
John S. Knight Fellowship, Stanford University