Yaroslav Trofimov

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Yaroslav Trofimov
Born Kiev, Ukraine
Occupation Writer, journalist, columnist
Nationality (ITA)
Genre Literary nonfiction

Yaroslav Trofimov is an award-winning author and journalist who writes a weekly column on the Greater Middle East, Middle East Crossroads,[1] in The Wall Street Journal. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal since 1999, covering the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to 2015 he was The Wall Street Journal's bureau chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
He shared in the Overseas Press Club award for foreign reporting on India,[2] and won the SAJA Daniel Pearl award for the outstanding story on South Asia,[3] among other honors.


  • "Faith at War: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, from Baghdad to Timbuktu," (Henry Holt, New York, 2005; ISBN 978-0-312-42511-1). A travelogue through the post-2001 Muslim world, "Faith at War" has been long-listed for the Lettre Ulysses Award for literary journalism in 2006.[4]



  • New York Times review of Faith at War: [1]
  • Washington Post review of Faith at War:[2]
  • Publishers Weekly review of Siege of Mecca:[3]
  • Jerusalem Post review of Siege of Mecca:[4]