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Eliza Griswold (born February 9, 1973) is an award-winning American journalist and poet. She is a fellow at the New America Foundation and won a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.[1]

She is a former Nieman Fellow, and has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine.

Life and work

Eliza Griswold graduated from Princeton University in 1995[2] and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University.[3] She won the first Robert I. Friedman Prize in Investigative Journalism in 2004, for "In the Hiding Zone", about Pakistan's Waziristan Agency.[4][5] She worked with Pakistani journalist Hayatullah Khan, who acted as her handler.[6]

Griswold has written widely on the "war on terror".[7]

Griswold published "Wideawake Field", a book of poetry, on May 17, 2007.[8][9][10] A second book, The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam, is a travelogue about the regions of the world along the line of latitude where Christianity and Islam clash.[11] In 2011 Griswold was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for the The Tenth Parallel. [12]

In 2011 in the New York Times Magazine, she published an investigative report, The Fracturing of Pennsylvania, which investigated the environmentally-questionable practices of fracking companies such as Range Resources.


Eliza Griswold is the daughter of Frank Griswold, the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. She married Christopher Allen on June 8, 1996.[3]



  • The Tenth Parallel (2010)
  • Wideawake Field (2007)



  1. "Career Planning for CMES AM Students". Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. 2006-2007. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "WEDDINGS;Eliza Griswold, Christopher Allen". The New York Times. 1996-06-09. 
  4. "Fund for Investigative Journalism". Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  5. Eliza Griswold (July 26, 2004). "In the Hiding Zone: Pakistan’s lawless tribal borderland has become a virtual jihadi highway". New Yorker magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  6. Dietz, Bob (September 20, 2006). "The Last Story: Hayatullah Khan". Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  7. Amy Crawford (December 1, 2006). "An interview with Eliza Griswold, author of "Waging Peace in the Philippines"". Smithsonian magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  9. Eliza Griswold (May 17, 2007). Wideawake Field. Farrar Straus & Giroux. ISBN 978-0-374-29930-9. 
  10. Jessica Winter. "It’s Not Enough to Feel This". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  11. Robinson, Linda (2010-08-19). "Book Review - The Tenth Parallel - By Eliza Griswold". The New York Times. 
  12. "Columbia, Nieman Foundation announce winners of the 2011 Lukas Prize Project". Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 

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