Tom Shroder has been an award-winning journalist, writer and editor for nearly 40 years. He is the author of Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal (2014) about the resurgence of research into the medical use of psychedelic drugs, co-author of Fire on the Horizon: the Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster (2011), and sole author of Old Souls: Compelling Evidence From Children Who Remember Past Lives(1999), a classic study of the border between science and mysticism.
As editor of The Washington Post Magazine between 2001 and 2009 he oversaw staff writer Gene Weingarten’s two Pulitzer Prize-winning feature stories, Fiddler in the Subway (2008) and Fatal Distraction (2010). As an independent editor he has edited such New York Times bestsellers as Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One has the Time by Brigid Schulte and Top Secret America by Dana Priest and William Arkin.
Shroder’s The Hunt for Bin Laden (2011) based on 15 years of reporting by The Washington Post, became the #1-selling Kindle Single on Amazon.com. Shroder is also known for co-creating the Tropic Hunt, a mass-participation puzzle attended by thousands, which has become The Washington Post Hunt in Washington.