Bio & Contact

eliza-newIn 2015 Eliza Griswold was awarded the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan, translated from Pashto.

Eliza Griswold received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her ongoing work on water and poverty in America. Her first non-fiction book, The Tenth Parallel, was awarded the Anthony J. Lukas prize and was a New York Times bestseller.

Her poetry and reportage has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, among many others. She’s held fellowships at Harvard University and at the New America Foundation. Her collection of reportage and translations of Afghan folk poetry, I am the Beggar of the World, will be published in the Spring of 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux with a second collection of her poems to follow.

She can be contacted via e-mail.