Eliza Griswold, a fellow at the New America Foundation, received both the first Robert I. Friedman Award for investigative reporting and a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and wasa 2007 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Her journalism has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker,The New York Times Magazine, and Harper's Magazine, among others. A collection of her poems, Wideawake Field, was published by FSG in 2007.
Her dispatches are compelling. She writes beautifully ... and explains more than any newspaper headline, what has gone wrong -- Michael Binyon * The Times * A fascinating journey ... full of arresting stories woven around a provocative issue, which Griswold investigates through individual lives rather than caricatures or abstractions -- Linda Robinson * New York Times * Fresh and arresting * Independent * The author brings to her book a sharp eye for telling details and a keen sense of place ... she visits some of the riskiest places on the planet and tracks down terrorists, warlords, renegade priests and aspiring Christian martyrs -- Michael Mewshaw * Washington Post * Revolutionary -- Desmond Tutu