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The international editor of Britain's Channel 4 News, and a regular contributor to PBS' News Hour, CNN, and NBC, Lindsey Hilsum has been an on-the-ground correspondent through numerous conflicts over the past two decadesIraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, and Rwanda, receiving both journalism awards and honors from Amnesty International. In 2011, she went to Egypt, Bahrain, and Libya. The latter serves as the subject of her major new book, Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution (Penguin Press), which has received raves on both sides of the Atlantic. "Hilsum has written a gripping account of the roots of revolution in Libya. Through extensive interviews with scores of Libyans before, during, and after the conflict, she allows the people behind the revolution to tell their stories to the western reader." – The Spectator (UK). "As well-paced and exciting as it is authoritative, Sandstorm is an epic account of the revolution that swept Muammar Gaddafi from power. Written by one of the finest war correspondents of our time, this is a must-read draft of history." – Jon Lee Anderson.
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Co-presented with ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SEATTLE. In his charming debut book, Paris I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Francophile and novelist Rosecrans Baldwin writes an account of his trying to live and work in Paris, managing to make it an once an outside-in and inside-out experience. "Baldwin proves that with the right attitude, everything in this perhaps most magically remembered of all cities is either beautiful, hilarious, or both, and his friendly voice and approachable style will grab those who want to be there and those who have never been." – Annie Bostrom, Booklist. We thank our friends at Alliance Française for their co-presentation and hosting of this evening. Free admission, with RSVP requested via email@example.com. Alliance Française is 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N. in Wallingford. For more information, please see www.afseattle.org.