Eliza Griswold, a fellow at the New America Foundation, received a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Her journalism has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Harper’s, among other publications. A 2007 Neiman Fellow at Harvard University, she was awarded the first Robert I. Friedman Award for investigative reporting. A collection of her poems, Wideawake Field, was published in 2007.
Her new book The Tenth Parallel, explores the knife-edge where Islam and Christianity meet in Africa and Asia between the equator and the line of latitude seven hundred miles to the north, the tenth parallel.