Evan Osnos will examine how Chinese individuals are seeking to redefine their identities in ways that were not previously available to them.
Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008. He is the magazine's correspondent in China, where he has lived since 2005. His articles have focused on China's young neoconservatives, the rise and fall of a tycoon, the influx of African migrants, and the life of China's best boxer. Previously, he worked as the Beijing bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune, where he contributed to a series that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He has received the Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia (2007), the Livingston Award for Young Journalists (2006), and prizes from the Overseas Press Club (2007) and the Society of Professional Journalists (2006).