Eliza Griswold

ELIZA GRISWOLD is an investigative journalist and poet. Her poetry and reportage have appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times, and The Atlantic, among others. She is the author of the poetry collection, WIDEAWAKE FIELD, and received the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for her poetry. Griswold’s first nonfiction book, THE TENTH PARALLEL: DISPATCHES FROM THE FAULT LINE BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAMwas awarded the 2011 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Her collection of translated Afghan folk poetry, I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD, won the 2015 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. A Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU’s School of Journalism, Griswold is also writing her second volume of poetry. Her New York Times Magazine investigative report about the impacts of fracking on neighboring communities in Appalachia served as the basis for Griswold’s forthcoming book, AMITY AND PROSPERITY, to be published in the summer of 2018.

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