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Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold is the author of "The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam," which won the 2011 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Her translations of Afghan women's folk poems, "I Am the Beggar of the World," was awarded the 2015 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and her original poetry won the 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Art and Letters in Rome. Her latest book, "Amity and Prosperity," was released in June 2018. It recounts the true story of how fracking shattered one Pennsylvania town, how families brought it to light, and how, after years of fighting against the abuses of the oil and gas industry, the people finally prevailed. "Amity and Prosperity," which has contributed to an ongoing investigation into "environmental crimes" by the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, has been named a finalist in the Science/Technology category for the LA Times Festival of Books, a finalist for the New York Public Library Bernstein Award, and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith award for nonfiction. Griswold is a contributing writer at the New Yorker and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.