Meet The Fainaru Duo

From yesterday’s washingtonpost.com chat with San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada, author of “Game of Shadows.”

    Silver Spring, Md.: Mark,

    Is the Fainaru that writes for The Post your brother?

    Mark Fainaru-Wada: Dear Silver Spring,

    Indeed, that’s my big brother, the vastly more talented of the Fainaru duo. I’m biased obviously, but he is an amazing reporter and I have spent many years doing the little-bro-tagging-along-in-big-brother’s wake deal. He was an incredibly supportive force for us, particularly on the book. He even edited a significant part of the manuscript while in Iraq. And I must say, though I hated him being in Iraq, I was selfishly glad he was there because there was a point earlier where he was working BALCO, too — and I thought, “Oh great, we’re gonna get crushed by my brother.”