Recommended by The Atlanta Objective with George Chidi
Christian Boone is one of the most experienced reporters in Georgia, with a history of breaking news here that demands attention. Boone was long the AJC's crime beat reporter and now writes for the New York Times and other publications.
David Hundeyin is one of the best investigative journalists in the world, in one of the hardest place to write honestly in the world: Nigeria. His audience is MASSIVE because he's a one-of-a-kind force in Nigeria. Yet he is virtually unknown to Americans. He demonstrates technique as both a reporter and a writer that are both in the highest traditions of Western journalism ... while subverting those traditions in a healthily African way. Any writer could learn a thing or two from his approach.
There are few writers in Atlanta who have a commitment to honest reporting with respect for Atlanta culture. King Williams is as vital as a heartbeat to the city; if he didn't exist, we would have to invent him. He is deeply, darkly intelligent, a connoisseur of this city's ethereal weirdness laying just under its surface, visible to people who know which party to attend and what door to open. I look forward to reading his work more than almost anyone's.