Nick Turse

Nick Turse

Nick Turse is an investigative reporter, the managing editor of The Nation Institute's TomDispatch, and the co-founder of Dispatch Books. He is the author or co-author of seven books, most recently Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan, which was a finalist for the 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors book award, and the New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, which received a 2014 American Book Award. Turse’s work, alone and in collaboration, has been recognized with a number of honors including a Ridenhour Prize for Investigative Reporting, a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, an I.F. Stone "Izzy" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Journalism, a New York Press Club Award for Special Event Reporting, and an Editor & Publisher “Eppy” Award for Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature, among others. Turse was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lannan Foundation Writer's Residency in Marfa, Texas. He has previously been a fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War. He is a contributing writer at The Intercept and has a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. Last updated July 2017


A My Lai a Month

A multiyear investigation into Operation Speedy Express uncovers a pattern of civilian slaughter by the US military during Vietnam whose carnage dwarfs My Lai.

The Backstories

The Backstory: Nick Turse

South Sudan, the youngest nation in the world, and one that was midwifed by the United States, has experienced a wave of ethnic cleansing that has gone nearly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Over a period of six weeks, Investigative Fund reporter Nick Turse interviewed more than 250 refugees on the ground in South Sudan and northern Uganda. In “Ghost Nation,” published in the July issue of Harper’s Magazine, Turse documents the ongoing conflict between South Sudanese government forces and rebels. Through his reporting, Turse was able to pinpoint the locations of specific villages where atrocities were carried out.