George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of numerous books, including Blood of the Liberals (FSG, 2000), winner of the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Award, The Assassins’ Gate (FSG, 2005), which was a New York Times Best Book of the Year, and Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade (FSG, 2009). He is also the editor of the anthology The Fight Is for Democracy and was a 2001–2002 Guggenheim Fellow. His reporting has won four Overseas Press Club awards. He lives in Brooklyn. Betrayed is his first play.