Shane Bauer is a senior reporter for Mother Jones. His most recent book, American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment was named one of the 10 best books of 2018 by the New York Times and was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction. Shane is the recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Michael Kelley Award, the Hillman Proze for Magazine Journalism, and at least twenty others. Bauer is the coauthor, along with Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal, of a memoir, A Sliver of Light, which details his time spent as a prisoner in Iran.