(1980–2013) was a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and a
correspondent at large for BuzzFeed. Before that he worked for Newsweek,
where he rose to prominence covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was
the recipient of the 2010 George Polk Award for his Rolling Stone magazine
story “The Runaway General.”
Hastings was the author of three previous books, I Lost My Love in Baghdad, Panic 2012, and The
Operators. He was posthumously honored with the Norman Mailer Award
for Emerging Journalist.