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General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: in Mattoon, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Reel was born in Mattoon. He currently lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Monte Reel is a former South American foreign correspondent for the Washington Post. He also reported for the newspaper in Washington and Iraq. He currently writes for Bloomberg Businessweek as part of its Projects & Investigations staff.

His first book, The Last of the Tribe, chronicles the story of the last surviving member of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and other magazines.

After spending seven years in Argentina, he moved to the Chicago area.

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Titles At Your Library


-- """A Brotherhood of Spies"""

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly