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’s your greatest fear?

A. To warn of disaster and to be ignored.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Watching movies.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

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

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Corked wine.

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