Richard Parker is an award-winning journalist whose writing has regularly appeared in The Atlantic, Texas Monthly, Politico Magazine, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, and The New York Times, among other publications. He and his writings have received numerous prizes and fellowships from the Associated Press Managing Editors, the Times-Mirror Foundation, the Knight Center, and the National Press Club. He has won the E.H. Schaeffer Prize for in-depth journalism numerous times and the first prize from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in 2018 for his commentary in the pages of The Dallas Morning News, and he was a finalist for the coveted Livingston Award for International Reporting. In 2019, NBC named him one of the 20 most influential Latinos in America and in 2020 the National Society of Newspaper Columnists named him the number one columnist in America in digital media for his work for The New York Times. The author of the book Lone Star Nation: How Texas Transforms America, Parker resides in his home state of Texas.