Saturday, August 26, 2006

Anthony Shadid discusses Lebanon

On Tuesday, Anthony Shadid appeared on "Fresh Air" to discuss recent developments in Lebanon.

Click here to listen to the conversation.

Back in May I asked Shadid if he could recommend a book about life in a Middle Eastern theocracy. Click here to see what he suggested.

Anthony Shadid is a reporter for the Washington Post and the author of Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War. He has reported from throughout the Middle East for a decade, first as Cairo correspondent for the Associated Press and then for the Boston Globe, where he drew attention for his reports from the West Bank and other fronts. His first book, Legacy of the Prophet, drew praise from the late Edward Said. For his work in Baghdad he has received the Overseas Press Club Award (his second), the Michael Kelly Award, and was given the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

--Marshal Zeringue