Russell Working is a staff writer for Ragan Communications. A former reporter for the Chicago Tribune, he has also freelanced for the New York Times,The Atlantic Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the South China Morning Post, the Japan Times, and many other publications worldwide. Before moving to the Chicago area in 2003, he was based in the Russian Far East and Cyprus for six years. He has reported from throughout the former Soviet Union, China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Turkey, Greece, the Middle East, and aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Russell has taught in Vermont College of Fine Arts' MFA program in creative writing, and is the Pushcart Prize-winning author of two collections of short stories: The Irish Martyr and Resurrectionists.