Anthony Shadid in Conversation with Robin Young, Granta 116

Join Porter Square Books as NPR’s Robin Young leads a discussion with Anthony Shadid about Granta 116: Ten Years Later.

Ten years later, where are we looking? How do we see things differently?

From Ground Zero to Kampala to London to Mumbai, the echoes are still heard, the impact is still felt. The way we interact, the way we travel, our relationship to media and technology, and the very way we regard the world we live in have all been irrevocably changed.

"Granta 116" will examine the consequences of the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, from a global perspective. Rather than recounting where we were when it happened and what we saw, this issue will look at how our lives and viewpoints have been altered since that day.

Showcasing some of the most insightful essayists, fiction writers, poets, and visual artists working today, "Ten Years Later" will explore the complexity of how we regard an event that forever shifted our conceptions of fear, anger, and hope.

Anthony Shadid is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. Until December 2009, he served as the Baghdad bureau chief of the Washington Post. Over a 15-year career, he has reported from most countries in the Middle East. Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2004 for his coverage of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the occupation that followed. He won the Pulitzer Prize again in 2010 for his coverage of Iraq as the United States began its withdrawal. Shadid is the author of two books, Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats and the New Politics of Islam and Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War.

Robin Young brings more than 30 years of rich journalism experience to her role at WBUR as host of Here & Now—a position she’s held for more than 10 years. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker, former guest host of The Today Show on NBC, and one of the first hosts on the groundbreaking television show, Evening Magazine  Here & Now reaches more than 1.1 million listeners each week, its largest audience since inception, and is heard on nearly 200 radio stations across the country.

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
02140 Cambridge
Ten Years Later (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing #116) By John Freeman (Editor) Cover Image
By John Freeman (Editor)
ISBN: 9781905881352
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Published: Granta Books (Uk) - August 30th, 2011