THE BURIED by Peter Hessler Wins First Annual Peter Mackenzie Smith Book Prize

The British Egyptian Society is delighted to announce the winner of the Peter Mackenzie Smith Book Prize is The Buried: Life, Death and Revolution in Egypt by Peter Hessler. Published by Profile Books. The Prize of £5000 was given at a reception of 100 people held at the prestigious Army and Navy Club on 28th March 202.

Peter Hessler‘s The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution is published in the English language by Penguin Press in North America, Profile Books in the United Kingdom, and Text Publishing in Australia and New Zealand. It has been published in German (Hanser), Japanese (Hakasui-sha), Polish (Czarne).

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he served as Beijing correspondent from 2000-2007 and Cairo correspondent from 2011-2016. He is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of River Town, which won the Kiriyama Book Prize, Oracle Bones, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Country Driving, and Strange Stones. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting, and he was named a MacArthur fellow in 2011.