Christopher Dickey

Christopher Dickey, Newsweek's award-winning Paris bureau chief and Middle East editor, reports regularly from Baghdad, Cairo, and Jerusalem, and writes the weekly "Shadowland" column -- an inside look at the world of spies and soldiers, guerrillas and suicide bombers -- for Newsweek Online. He is the author of Summer of Deliverance, Expats, With the Contras, and the novel Innocent Blood. He lives in Paris.

Books by this Author

Securing the City
With the Contras
The Sleeper
Summer of Deliverance
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Literature is news that stays news.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. That sense of security and belonging implied by the word "home."

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Time away from family.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Corked wine.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. At the moment, Jacob Riis

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