Eliza Griswold

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Eliza Griswold
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Eliza Griswold at the 2013 Freedom Plow Award
Born (1973-02-09) February 9, 1973 (age 41)
Nationality American
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Journalist, Poet
Spouse(s) Christopher Allen

Eliza Griswold (born February 9, 1973) is an award-winning American journalist and poet. She is a fellow at the New America Foundation and won a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.[1] She is a former Nieman Fellow, and has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine.

Life and work[edit]

Eliza Griswold graduated from Princeton University in 1995[2] and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University.[3] She won the first Robert I. Friedman Prize in Investigative Journalism in 2004, for "In the Hiding Zone", about Pakistan's Waziristan Agency.[4][5] She worked with Pakistani journalist Hayatullah Khan, who acted as her handler.[6]

Griswold has written widely on the "war on terror".[7]

Griswold published "Wideawake Field", a book of poetry, on May 17, 2007.[8][9][10] A second book, The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam, is a travelogue about the regions of the world along the line of latitude where Christianity and Islam clash.[11] In 2011 Griswold was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for the The Tenth Parallel. [12] She was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.[13]

In 2011 in the New York Times Magazine, she published an investigative report, The Fracturing of Pennsylvania, which investigated the environmentally-questionable practices of fracking companies such as Range Resources.

Family[edit]

Eliza Griswold is the daughter of Frank Griswold, the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. She married Christopher Allen on June 8, 1996.[3]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Career Planning for CMES AM Students". Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. 2006–2007. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  2. ^ Princeton Alumni Weekly.
  3. ^ a b "WEDDINGS;Eliza Griswold, Christopher Allen". The New York Times. 1996-06-09. 
  4. ^ "Fund for Investigative Journalism". Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  5. ^ Eliza Griswold (July 26, 2004). "In the Hiding Zone: Pakistan’s lawless tribal borderland has become a virtual jihadi highway". New Yorker magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  6. ^ Dietz, Bob (September 20, 2006). "The Last Story: Hayatullah Khan". Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Amy Crawford (December 1, 2006). "An interview with Eliza Griswold, author of "Waging Peace in the Philippines"". Smithsonian magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  8. ^ Wideawake Field. Macmillan.
  9. ^ Eliza Griswold (May 17, 2007). Wideawake Field. Farrar Straus & Giroux. ISBN 978-0-374-29930-9. 
  10. ^ Jessica Winter. "It’s Not Enough to Feel This". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  11. ^ Robinson, Linda (2010-08-19). "Book Review - The Tenth Parallel - By Eliza Griswold". The New York Times. 
  12. ^ "Columbia, Nieman Foundation announce winners of the 2011 Lukas Prize Project". Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Eliza Grizwold". Guggenheim Foundation.

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