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Janine di Giovanni

Janine di Giovanni has won four major journalistic awards, including the National Magazine Award, and is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. She writes for the British, American, and French press, and has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Algeria, Gaza, the West Bank, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Pakistan, East Timor, Ivory Coast, Bosnia, Kosovo, Liberia, Somalia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

She is the author of Madness Visible and The Quick and the Dead, The Place at the End of the World, and Ghosts by Daylight which recently won Spears Best Memoir of the Year. She wrote the introduction to the international best seller Zlata’s Diary: a Child’s Life in Sarajevo. Two documentaries have been made about her life and work (Bearing Witness and No Man’s Land). In 2010, she was the President of the Jury of the Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War. She is now focused on Syria, Egypt, Libya and Yemen and so far has been inside Syria three times. Janine lives in Paris.

One Response to Janine di Giovanni

  1. Fadwa Fadel says:

    Dear Mr, Giovanni, I am a publisher and a freelance journalist for some Arab newspapers. I am working on a series of interviews with officials and intellectuals to be published at one of the biggest Arab newspaper based in London. The interviews are about the role of literature in rebuilding the human relations damaged by politics. The first interview with a couple of Israeli officials will be published this month.
    I saw you yesterday on France24.. and would be grateful if you could take part in this series. Your views and experience are highly respected in this matter. I will email you the questions soon as I hear your positive response.
    Many thanks
    Fadwa Fadel
    Mira Publishing House CiC – Leeds- UK