Nina Burleigh is a journalist and the author of five books. She is currently working on an ebook single about women and the "Arab Spring" to be published by Byliner.
Her latest book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty, was a New York Times bestseller. In the last several years, she has profiled a wide array of subjects, including American politicians, Israeli archaeological forgers, an Arab feminist, a small-town Italian mayor murdered over slow food politics, asteroid deflection experts and Chinese immigrants to Italy. She's written for numerous publications including Businessweek, The New Yorker, Time, New York, The New Statesman, New York Times and is a contributing editor at Elle. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, The Today Show, 48 Hours, MSNBC, CNN and C-Span, on NPR and numerous radio programs.
Nina was born and educated in the Midwest, has traveled extensively in the Middle East and lived in Italy and France. She covered the Clinton White House for Time and reported and wrote human interest stories at People Magazine from New York.
She is a an adjunct professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and has lectured around the United States, in Italy, and in Mexico. Her book, Mirage, published in 2008 by Harper Collins, was selected by The New York Times as an editors' choice and won the Society of Women Educators' Award in 2008.
The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italian Trials of Amanda Knox, now out in paperback and with a new epilogue, received rave reviews.
John Donne, John Milton, Mike Royko, Joan Didion, Norman Mailer, Virginia Woolf, Hemingway, my parents.
The Dream Cottage, about the Amanda Knox trial in Italy. Broadway Books, 2011.
Deborah Clarke Grosvenor
Bicycling, kayaking, cooking and eating, plotting revenge, drinking wine.
International Rescue Commission
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