Deborah Campbell is the author of A Disappearance in Damascus, which won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize and the Hubert Evans Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Screen rights have been optioned by filmmaker Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, In the Name of the Father). Her previous book, This Heated Place, was a Lonely Planet recommended read.

Campbell’s work has been published in seven languages and 11 countries. Places she has written about include Iran, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Mexico, Cuba and Russia. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, the New York TimesThe EconomistThe Guardian and Foreign Policy. She is the recipient of three National Magazine Awards, and in 2017 received the Freedom to Read Award for her body of work. Campbell has lectured at Harvard, Berkeley, Zayed University in Dubai, and the National Press Club in Washington. She is an associate professor in the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria.



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