April 3, 2017

Eliza Griswold to Join Journalism Faculty at NYU

Eliza Griswold

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is pleased to announce that the extraordinary reporter, writer and poet, Eliza Griswold will be joining our faculty in Fall 2017 as a Distinguished Writer in Residence.

Griswold is the author of The Tenth Parallel (Farrar Straus Giroux), a book that explores the fraught space where Christianity and Islam meet in Africa and Asia. Her journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker, among many other publications. Griswold’s poems have been published in Granta, the New Yorker and the Paris Review. Her translations of Afghan women’s folk poetry, I am the Beggar of the World, won the 2015 PEN/Prize in Poetry Translation. Griswold’s next book, Burden of Proof: The Blessing and Curse of Energy in Amity, Pennsylvania, which explores water, poverty, fracking and the resource curse in America, is scheduled to be published by Farrar Straus Giroux next spring. Most recently, as a Berggruen fellow at Harvard, Griswold has been using data to map the Syrian poets, artists, filmmakers who’ve fled the country.

Eliza Griswold will be teaching graduate and undergraduate Journalism courses at NYU. The Carter Institute’s other Distinguished Writers in Residence include Salman Rushdie, James McBride, Pete Hamill, Robert Lee Hotz, Tom Jennings and Ivan Oransky.

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