Awarded for improving understanding of the history, economy, culture, arts, music, literature, religions, beliefs and practices of Egypt.
New York Review of Books Calls THE BURIED: Life, Death and Revolution in Egypt by Peter Hessler “original, richly layered, and often delightful”
“…a sharp sense of humor, a gift for observation,… and a knack for using memorable characters and anecdotes to demonstrate larger truths.”
Awards will be presented on March 12th at the New School in New York City.
The Guardian Calls THE BURIED: Life, Death and Revolution in Egypt by Peter Hessler “a small triumph, one of the best books yet written about the Arab spring.”
“What separates him from most other foreign correspondents is a strange alchemy in his writing and storytelling that gives him an ability to spin golden prose from everyday lived experience.”
“…destined to become the title that all first-time visitors to Egypt are urged to pack… full of scoundrels turned heroes and heroes turned scoundrels.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune Reviews THE BURIED: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler
“Like his terrific 2013 book “Strange Stones: Dispatches From East and West,” this one seamlessly blends memoir, history and energetic reporting. “
The Sydney Morning Herald Reviews THE BURIED: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler
“…a book that promises a uniquely deep insight into modern Egypt, and what went so terribly wrong after the tumultuous, joyous eruptions of the Arab Spring.”
“‘The Buried’ is …equal parts travelogue, history and memoir from a writer with a gift for conveying the profound humanity of his subjects.”
Geographical Calls THE BURIED: Life, Death and Revolution in Egypt by Peter Hessler a “spirited, deeply insightful book”
“Many have written on these dramatic events, but Hessler introduces unexpected prisms of enquiry and the intimate perspective of an endlessly curious observer of Egypt past and present.”
Radio Boston Interviews Peter Hessler on the Publication of THE BURIED: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution
Join host Callum Borchers as he asks the author what it was like to be a Western reporter based in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution.