Eliza Griswold at the 2013 Freedom Plow Award
|Born||February 9, 1973|
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
Eliza Griswold (born February 9, 1973) is an award-winning American journalist and poet. She was a fellow at the New America Foundation from 2008 to 2010 and won a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 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
Eliza Griswold graduated from Princeton University in 1995 and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. She won the first Robert I. Friedman Prize in Investigative Journalism in 2004, for "In the Hiding Zone", about Pakistan's Waziristan Agency. She worked with Pakistani journalist Hayatullah Khan, who acted as her handler.
Griswold published "Wideawake Field", a book of poetry, on May 17, 2007. 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. In 2011 Griswold was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for the The Tenth Parallel.  She was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.
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.
- I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan. Macmillan. 1 April 2014. ISBN 978-0374191870.
- The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 17 August 2010. ISBN 978-1-4299-7966-5.
- Wideawake Field: Poems. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2007. ISBN 9780374299309.; 29 April 2008, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN 978-0-374-53130-0
- A Night Full of Low Stars, Johns Hopkins University, 1997
- Eliza Griswold (January 23, 2005). "The Next Islamist Revolution?". New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
- Eliza Griswold (2003-05-05). "The Kurds Take a City". The Nation. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
- Eliza Griswold (April 14, 2003). "With the Kurds". The Nation. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
- Eliza Griswold (December 2010). "In the Land of Sheba: A Pilgrimage to Ethiopia (series)". Slate. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
- Eliza Griswold (November 2011). "The Fracturing of Pennsylvania". New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- Eliza Griswold (June 13, 2014). "Can General Linder’s Special Operations Forces Stop the Next Terrorist Threat?". New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
- "Career Planning for CMES AM Students". Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. 2006–2007. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
- Princeton Alumni Weekly.
- "WEDDINGS;Eliza Griswold, Christopher Allen". The New York Times. 1996-06-09.
- "Fund for Investigative Journalism". Retrieved 2007-11-26.
- 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.
- Dietz, Bob (September 20, 2006). "The Last Story: Hayatullah Khan". Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
- Amy Crawford (December 1, 2006). "An interview with Eliza Griswold, author of "Waging Peace in the Philippines"". Smithsonian magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
- Wideawake Field. Macmillan.
- Eliza Griswold (May 17, 2007). Wideawake Field. Farrar Straus & Giroux. ISBN 978-0-374-29930-9.
- Jessica Winter. "It’s Not Enough to Feel This". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
- Robinson, Linda (2010-08-19). "Book Review - The Tenth Parallel - By Eliza Griswold". The New York Times.
- "Columbia, Nieman Foundation announce winners of the 2011 Lukas Prize Project". Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- "Eliza Grizwold". Guggenheim Foundation.
- Official website
- "Postcards from Karachi - A Documentary with Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics"
- Griswold profile at the New America Foundation
- Smithsonian interview of Griswold
- Video interview/discussion with Griswold by Robert Wright on Bloggingheads.tv
- Macmillan Speakers Bureau profile