Patriot of Persia

A book reading by Christopher de Bellaigue, Journalist

Patriot of Persia

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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.