Toronto Star Mideast correspondent Oakland Ross writes about my path to happiness -- via the less than happy occurrences of the region. It's a different, more personal kind of profile than the sort of thing journalists usually write, which is perhaps due to the novelist's sensibility Oakland brings to the piece (He's the author of historical novels set in Mexico.)
Welsh writer quit Time magazine to pen books in popular sleuth series
May 27, 2009 Oakland Ross MIDDLE EAST BUREAU
JERUSALEM–Happiness did not find Matt Beynon Rees.
Instead, Matt Beynon Rees found happiness.
First, however, he was obliged to travel to the Middle East, not a region of the world noted for an over-abundance of glee. Read more...