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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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Literature is news that stays news.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Time away from family.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. To warn of disaster and to be ignored.

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.

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