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Patriot of Persia

Patriot of Persia

A book reading by Christopher de Bellaigue, Journalist

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Duration: 43:21

Born in London in 1971, Christopher de Bellaigue has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. His first book, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. His book Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town was shortlisted for the prestigious Orwell Book Prize for political writing. His most recent book is PATRIOT OF PERSIA: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup. De Bellaigue has been a frequent contributor to The Economist, The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

Center for Near Eastern Studies