Distinguished Writer in Residence
Eliza 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.