Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What is Anthony Shadid reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Anthony Shadid, foreign correspondent covering the Middle East for the Washington Post and author of Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War.

He reports that he's "tailoring my reading list toward the next book I'm working on, a more personal narrative of rebuilding my family's house in southern Lebanon and their story of emigration to America." Read on to see the latest titles on that reading list.

Shadid 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.

Writers Read: Anthony Shadid.

--Marshal Zeringue