ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael J. Totten is a novelist and foreign correspondent who has reported from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union.
He’s a contributing editor at World Affairs and City Journal. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Slake: Los Angeles, Reason, Commentary, the New York Daily News, LA Weekly, the Jerusalem Post, and Beirut’s Daily Star.
His first book, The Road to Fatima Gate, won the Washington Institute Silver Book Prize in 2011. He won the 2007 Weblog Award for Best Middle East or Africa Blog, he won it again in 2008, and was named Blogger of the Year in 2006 by The Week magazine for his dispatches from the Middle East. He lives with his wife in Oregon and is a former resident of Beirut.
Visit his blog at www.MichaelTotten.com