Christopher Hitchens is an English-born American author, journalist and literary critic. He has been a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, World Affairs, The Nation, Slate, and a variety of other media outlets. He is a political commentator and intellectual. He has authored, co-authored, edited and co-edited numerous works. His recent work, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007), was nominated for a National Book Award in 2007.