Eliza Griswold

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Eliza Griswold
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Occupation journalist

Elisa Griswold is a notable American poet and journalist.[1] She is a Nieman Fellow, and has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine and the New York Times Magazine.

Eliza Griswold won the first Robert I. Friedman Prize in Investigative Journalism in 2004 for "In the Hiding Zone", about Pakistan's Waziristan Agency.[2][3]

Griswold has written widely on the "war on terror".[4]

Griswold published "Wideawake Field", a book of poetry, on May 17 2007.[5][6]

In 2019 the Pulitzer foundation awarded Grizwold a prize for non-fiction writing.[7] Her book, "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America" was published in 2018 to laudatory reviews.[8][9][10] According to Deadline magazine director Peter Berg's production company, Film 44, has started working on television series based on her book.[11]



  1. Career Planning for CMES AM Students. Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University (2006-2007). Retrieved on 2007-11-26.
  2. Fund for Investigative Journalism. Retrieved on 2007-11-26.
  3. Eliza Griswold. In the Hiding Zone: Pakistan’s lawless tribal borderland has become a virtual jihadi highway, New Yorker magazine, July 26, 2004. Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
  4. Amy Crawford. An interview with Eliza Griswold, author of "Waging Peace in the Philippines", Smithsonian magazine, December 1, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-11-26.
  5. Eliza Griswold (May 17 2007). Wideawake Field. Farrar Straus & Giroux. ISBN 9780374299309. Retrieved on 2007-11-26. 
  6. Jessica Winter. “It’s Not Enough to Feel This”, The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
  7. Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, by Eliza Griswold (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) - The Pulitzer Prizes (2019-04-19).
  8. Meara Sharma. A mother’s battle to save her family from fracking’s environmental poisons, Washington Post, 2018-07-20. Retrieved on 2022-08-14. “In her new book, “Amity and Prosperity,” journalist Eliza Griswold provides a deeply human counterpoint to this political fray.”
  9. Jennifer Szalai. A Community Cracked Open by Fracking, New York Times, 2018-06-13, p. C5. Retrieved on 2022-08-14. “Griswold, a journalist and a poet, paid close attention to a community in southwestern Pennsylvania over the course of seven years to convey its confounding experience with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that injects water and chemicals deep into the ground in order to shake loose deposits of natural gas.”
  10. JoAnn Wypijewski. What Happened When Fracking Came to Town, New York Times, 2018-07-31, p. Page 13 of the Sunday Book Review. Retrieved on 2022-08-14. “Griswold reports so much government neglect, deception and collusion — here augmented with data from the Public Accountability Initiative, NPR’s StateImpact project and the nonprofit investigative site Public Herald — that as I read I abbreviated my marginal notes to 'WPHG.'
  11. Patrick Hipes. Peter Berg And Michael Lombardo’s Film 44 To Produce Limited Series ‘Amity And Prosperity’ Based On Pulitzer-Winning Book, Deadline magazine, 2019-06-03. Retrieved on 2022-08-14.