Atia Abawi

Award-Winning Foreign correspondent and Author



Books In Brief, The Buffalo News, 8 February 2018

A Syrian Teen, Forced To Flee 'A Land Of Permanent Goodbyes', NPR, 2 February 2018

Waiting to wait more, Jerusalem Post, 18 January 2018

Starred Review, School Library Journal, 11 December 2017

Starred Review, Kirkus, 1 December 2017

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 13 November 2017

Children’s Authors Take On the Refugee Crisis, The New York Times, 6 August 2017

Reading, Writing and Refugees, The New York Times, 6 August 2017

Book Deals, Publishers Weekly, 2 December 2016

[Singapore] Writers festival introduces Classroom series of talks to broaden worldviews, The Straits Times, 4 November 2016

Seven YA novels that show the lives of teens around the world, The Guardian,  16 September 2015

Let's Get Lit: A Secret Window Onto Life In Afghanistan, interview with TVL1, 12 July 2015

Tenn. shooter had several weapons with him during attack, interview with Fox News, 8 July 2015

Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Atia Abawi, Publishers Weekly, 19 December 2014

Afghan-American author Atia Abawi on her book, interview with VOA Dari, 14 December 2014







The Reason You Can't Always Hear the Moderate Muslim Voices, Huffington Post, 16 October 2014

Why lessons from Afghanistan can help in fight against ISIS, interview with Fox News, 9 October 2014

How Not to Defeat Radical Islamists, National Review, 7 October 2014

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