The Norwegian writer Åsne Seierstad covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for various publications. Her bestselling account of an Afghan family’s struggles, The Bookseller of Kabul, was published in 2003, followed by her A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal in 2005. Her latest book, The Angel of Grozny: Inside Chechnya, is out now in the U.K. and will be released in the U.S. later this year.
Anna Metcalfe asked her some questions for the Financial Times:
A few of their exchanges:
Read the full Q & A.
The Polish writer Ryszard Kapuscinski.
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What was the first novel you read?
The Scarlet Pimpernel.* * *
Who would you most like to sit next to at a dinner party?
Osama bin Laden.