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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Anything musical.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Listening, when I come out of the tunnel.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. At the moment, Jacob Riis

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Judging from the most-played on my iTunes list: Shootout at the Candy Shop (Jess Klein); The Fightin' Side of Me (Merle Haggard); Forever and Ever, Amen (Randy Travis); Amazing Grace (Laura Love); Line in the Sand (Lucy Kaplansky)

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