Anthony Shadid has reported for the Associated Press, The Boston Globe, and, since the beginning of the war in Iraq, The Washington Post. Shadid is the author of “Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War,” a book based on his reporting in Iraq for which he was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, to addition to an American Society of Newspaper Editors award for deadline news reporting and the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire-service reporting from abroad. While at The Boston Globe, Shadid was awarded the 2002 George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting for a series of dispatches from the Middle East. An Arab-American of Lebanese descent, he was born and raised in Oklahoma and now lives in Washington, D.C., and Baghdad.