Fred A. Reed

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Fred A. Reed
Born 1939 (age 78–79)
United States
Occupation Journalist, translator, author
Genre Journalism

Fred A. Reed (born 1939) is a journalist, author and translator who has published and translated several books.[1] He is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Award for French to English translation, for his translations of works by Thierry Hentsch and Martine Desjardins, and received six further shortlisted nominations.


  • Persian postcards: Iran after Khomemi. Talonbooks. 1994. ISBN 0-88922-443-9
  • Salonica terminus:Travels into the Balkan Nightmare Talonbooks, 1996. ISBN 0-88922-368-8
  • Anatolia junction: A journey into hidden Turkey. Talonbooks. 1999. ISBN 0-88922-426-9
  • Massoumeh Ebtekar and Fred A. Reed Takeover in Tehran: the inside story of the 1979 U.S. Embassy capture Talonbooks. 2000. ISBN 0-88922-443-9
  • Shattered images: the rise of militant iconoclasm in Syria. Talonbooks. 2003. ISBN 0-88922-485-4
  • Jean-Daniel Lafond, and Fred A. Reed Conversations in Tehran Talonbooks, 2006. ISBN 0-88922-550-8


  • Martine Desjardins, translated from French by Fred A. Reed and David Homel Fairy Ring Talonbooks. 2001
  • Martine Desjardins, translated from French by Fred A. Reed and David Homel All that glitters. Talonbooks. 2005.
  • Paulos Matesis, translated from Greek by Fred A. Reed. The Daughter: a novel Arcadia Books. 2002.


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