Anthony Shadid Has Died

By Jason Boog Comment

Journalist Anthony Shadid died while reporting in Syria this week, leaving behind 20 years of Middle East reporting and three books. He was 43 years old.

Shadid had published two books: Legacy of the Prophet and Night Draws Near. His memoir, House of Stone, was scheduled to be published March 27th.

Here’s more from his New York Times obituary: “Fluent in Arabic, with a gifted eye for detail and contextual writing, Mr. Shadid captured dimensions of life in the Middle East that many others failed to see. Those talents won him a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 2004 for his coverage of the American invasion of Iraq and the occupation that followed, and a second Pulitzer in 2010, also for his Iraq reporting, both of them for The Washington Post. He also was a finalist in 2007 for his coverage of Lebanon, and has been nominated by The Times for his coverage of the Arab Spring uprisings that have transfixed the Middle East for the past year.”

Follow these links to read excerpts from his Pulitzer Prize-winning work, a tribute to a career cut short.