John Bowe

John Bowe

John Bowe is the author of I Have Something to Say: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking in an Age of Disconnection. He has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The American Prospect, PRI's "This American Life", McSweeney's, and others. He is the author of Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy, co-editor of Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs; editor of US: Americans Talk About Love. He is also co-screenwriter of the film Basquiat. He is a recipient of the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award; the Sydney Hillman Award for journalists, writers, and public figures who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good; the Richard J. Margolis Award, dedicated to journalism that combines social concern and humor; and the Harry Chapin Media Award for reportage of hunger- and poverty-related issues. He lives in Manhattan. Last updated August 2020

Investigations

Bound for America

Enticed by unscrupulous recruiters, saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, and working in exploitive, often abusive conditions, guest workers in the United States are legal — but vulnerable to a modern form of indentured servitude.