Book cover of Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansenby Suzy Hansen

Winner of the Overseas Press Club of America’s Cornelius Ryan Award • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction

New York Times Book Review
 Notable Book • Named a Best Book of the Year by New York Magazine and The Progressive

“A deeply honest and brave portrait of of an individual sensibility reckoning with her country’s violent role in the world.” 
Hisham Matar, The New York Times Book Review

In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Suzy Hansen, who grew up in an insular conservative town in New Jersey, was enjoying early success as a journalist for a high-profile New York newspaper. Increasingly, though, the disconnect between the chaos of world events and the response at home took on pressing urgency for her. Seeking to understand the Muslim world that had been reduced to scaremongering headlines, she moved to Istanbul.

Interview with the Author

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An American Abroad
9/1/17            43 min

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A Post-American World
12/8/17         22 min

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