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.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Literature is news that stays news.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. It seems I look angry a lot of the time, but this is misleading.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Alden Pyle

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

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

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Who I am.

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