The Things I've Seen
The Things I've Seen
'A wonderful compilation of dispatches'
– Joelle Attinger, Time magazine
'Marlowe's writing is breathtaking'
– Publisher's Weekly
New and selected pieces by the renowned international journalist and foreign correspondent Lara Marlowe, including stories from the Middle East, the Balkans, France (where she lived for a total of seventeen years), and also from the US, where she is currently the Washington Correspondent for the Irish Times.
The Things I've Seen is the first book to feature the award-winning work of journalist and foreign correspondent Lara Marlowe. From her beginnings as a reporter for the Financial Times, to her work for Time magazine and her most recent assignments with the Irish Times in Paris and Washington, this selection of Lara's best reporting is full of the insight and reflection we have come to expect from the veteran reporter.
Featuring a lengthy introduction on the nature of the correspondent's work and charting her own career, this debut publication includes coverage of wars in Lebanon, former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine and Iraq.
Lara has covered every major conflict of the past three decades. She lived for eight years in Beirut, where she reported for the Financial Times and Time. Irish readers are most familiar with the thirteen years she spent as the Paris-based correspondent for the Irish Times.
The Things I've Seen features some of her best writing from that posting, including a lively portrait of Carla Bruni, whom she met in the singer and first lady's private Paris residence. The book covers the Obama administration's first 18 months, the earthquake in Haiti and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Lara Marlowe was born in California and studied French at UCLA and the Sorbonne, then International Relations at Oxford. She started her career as an associate producer with CBS's 60 Minutes programme, then shifted to print media. She has reported for a host of broadcast and print media, but has been a staff foreign correspondent for the Irish Times for the past fifteen years. Her journalism has received three awards. For her contribution to Franco-Irish relations, Lara was made a Chevalier de la Légion d Honneur, one of the highest honours the French government can bestow. She spends her holidays in Paris and Dublin.