Annie Jacobsen is a journalist, bestselling author, and 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her books AREA 51, OPERATION PAPERCLIP, and THE PENTAGON’S BRAIN were New York Times bestsellers and have been collectively published in many languages. Her newest book, “PHENOMENA: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations Into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis,” was released on March 28th of this year.
OPERATION PAPERCLIP was chosen as one of the best non-fiction books of 2014 by The Boston Globe, Apple iBooks, and Publishers Weekly. THE PENTAGON’S BRAIN was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in history and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Amazon.
Each of her books is in television development with Valhalla/AMC, Plan B/RatPac, Warner Brothers/J.J. Abrams/Bad Robot and Spielberg’s Amblin/Blumhouse.
Annie graduated from St. Paul’s School and Princeton University where she wrote with Joyce Carol Oates and Paul Auster, studied Greek, and served as Captain of the Princeton Women’s Ice Hockey Team.
Annie Jacobsen is an investigative journalist and author who writes about war, weapons, U.S. national security and government secrecy. Her newest book, “OPERATION PAPERCLIP: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America,” published on February 11, 2014 and became an instant New York Times bestseller.
Her 2011 non-fiction bestseller, ”AREA 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base,” has been published in five languages and is being made into an AMC scripted television series with Gale Anne Hurd (Walking Dead, Terminator), and Chris Carter (X-Files).