See list of events here

Creative Nonfiction Collective Conference
May 5-6, 2017

Knight-Wallace Fellowship
University of Michigan, Ann Arbour
April 18, 2017

North Shore Writers Festival
April 8, 2017

Readings by the Salish Sea
Semiahmoo Arts Council
Turnbull Gallery, March 23, 2017, 7 PM

The Vancouver Institute, lecture, Nov 26, 2016

Green College, UBC, Reading and Reception,
Nov 8, 2016

International Festival of Authors, Toronto
Oct 29-30, 2016

Ottawa International Writers Festival, Oct 24-25, 2016

Vancouver International Writers Festival
-IN CONVERSATION – with CBC’s Alison Broddle,
Oct 22, 2016
-WRITER AS CITIZEN – panel with Deborah Campbell, Wade Davis, Christopher Merrill, and Noah Richler
Oct 22, 2016
-EMBEDDED – panel with Deborah Campbell, Sarah Glidden and Kevin Patterson, Oct 20, 2016

Whistler Writers Festival 
Deborah Campbell and Ronald Wright in Conversation with Marsha Lederman, Oct 16, 2016

Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton Oct 13, 2016

Edmonton Litfest
One on One Conversation hosted by Jana Pruden,
CBC Centre Stage, Oct 13, 2016

WordFest Calgary, Oct 12, 2016

Word Vancouver, Sept 25, 2016

Artspring, Book Launch/Discussion on War Writing
Sept 15, 2016

Gwynne Dyer
In conversation with Deborah Campbell, Salt Spring Forum
March 14, 2016

Past Select Events:

George Packer
The New Yorker staff writer in conversation with Deborah Campbell,
UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Oct 24, 2013

Telling True Stories
A discussion of literary journalism and nonfiction story-telling, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, Nov 27, 2012

Writing About Politically or Socially Charged Subjects
Creative Nonfiction Collective, Carey Centre, UBC, May 2012

#Revolution African Style
Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC, Jan 20, 2012.

Deborah introduces Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! “The Importance of Independent Media in a Time of War,” April 30, 2011

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Lecture, Feb 2009

UC Berkeley, Religion, Politics and Globalization Program
Lecture, Part of the “Islam, Secularism and Politics” series, Feb 2009

International Center for Journalists
Iran Photographs by Deborah Campbell

National Press Club
The Second Annual Matthew J. Ryan Forum on Law and Public Policy
Moderator, The Iraqi Refugee Crisis: Law, Policy and Practice
Organized by Villanova University School of Law, Washington, D.C., April 2008

International Center for Journalists
Moderator, Iran 360: Exploring Society, the Economy and Politics in a Global Hotspot
Airlie Center, Warrenton, Virginia, April 1-2, 2008

University of Western Washington
Lecture, Nov 2007

Simon Fraser University
Keynote, June 2007

Munk Centre for International Studies
“Understanding Iran Today: Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities” University of Toronto, May 9, 2007

Liu Institute for Global Issues
Lecture, Sponsored by Simons Centre for Disarmament
and Non-Proliferation Research, March 2007

National Security Studies Programme
Global Affairs Symposium
Lecture, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, March 2007


Deborah Campbell nominated for BC Book Prize’s Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize

Deborah Campbell wins 2017 Freedom to Read Award

A Disappearance in Damascus chosen as 2017’s One Book, One Community by Ottawa Public Library

A Disappearance in Damascus wins the 2016 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
See Jury Trailer

Longlisted for the 2016 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

A Disappearance in Damascus named a Best Book of the Year: National Post, Chatelaine, CBC Books, The Walrus, The Hill Times


Vancouver Observer review
Maclean’s magazine review
Quill & Quire review
Literary Review of Canada review

Select Interviews:

“In Search of the Facts, And A Fixer, In Syria,”, Nov 10, 2016

How I Wrote It,” CBC Books, Oct 28, 2016

“A Life and Death Relationship ‘Built Entirely on Trust,'”, Oct 19, 2016

The Current, CBC: ‘Real heroes’: Journalist highlights invaluable role of fixers in foreign reporting, Sept 2016

North by Northwest‘s Sheryl MacKay interviews Deborah on A Disappearance in Damascus, Sept 2016

The Lonely Reporters’ Club Langara Journalism Review profiles Deborah on the risks and rewards of solo fieldwork, Spring 2016

Quoted in the New York Times, Nov 27, 2011

Lion-Hearted Woman” Erika Orban, editor of Hungarian magazine Alkotonok interviews Deborah about her approach to writing and fieldwork, March 2011

“Journalism Should be a Mission” International Journalists’ Network, a project of the International Center for Journalists, interviews Deborah about challenges faced by journalists today, Oct 2010

“Weaving the Personal and Political”
UBC Public Affairs article on nonfiction writing, Dec 2008

Italy’s 24-hour news channel
Journalist Maurizio Torrealta interviews Deborah Campbell about working as a foreign correspondent, July 2008

Democracy Now!
Deborah discusses the Iraqi refugee crisis with Amy Goodman in New York, March 2008

WBAI Radio in New York
Interviews Deborah Campbell on Iran, Nov 2007