Eliza Griswold


Foreign Correspondent and Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation


Eliza Griswold, author, poet, investigative reporter, and Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, explores the intersection of conflict, human rights, and religion through a beautiful yet sobering mixture of journalistic realism and artistic prose, capturing what it is to be completely, and only, human.  An award winner for both her poetry and non-fiction her first non-fiction book, The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam was published earlier this year.  In this work she relates her experiences of last seven years in Africa and Asia between the equator and the line of latitude seven hundred miles to the north, the tenth parallel.  She concludes that the most important forces shaping the future of the world’s religions are those contests unfolding inside of Christianity and Islam, not between them. She shows us that religion links us to each other whether we like it or not.