Nasrin Sotoudeh receives the PEN-Barbara Goldmith Freedom to Write Award in New York

View the BBC Persian Service coverage on YouTube

Amnesty International @ 50

It’s Amnesty International’s fiftieth birthday, and at the Annual General Meeting of Amnesty USA in San Francisco this week, we’ll be announcing the launch of a new Amnesty Global Ethics Series with WW Norton. I am looking forward to being the General Editor of the series … and we already have ten great books lined up. If you want to know more, here’s a brochure: Amnesty Brochure 2011


An Interview on NPR: Krista Tippett On Being

Between March 24 and March 31 various NPR stations will be playing an interview with me on “Krista Tippett On Being.” Here are station listings and airtimes for the program organized by state.

Krista Tippett

A conversation in Reno, Nevada

Just posted: a conversation recorded on a visit to the University of Nevada at Reno in October. (Sarah Palin was in Reno that day: guess who got the larger audience.) Here’s the link.

C-SPAN This weekend

I learn from a few (friendly!) emails today that my book talk about The Honor Code at the Harvard Book Store last November was on C-SPAN this weekend. You have one more chance to see it on TV … at 1:00 am on Monday morning, January 9 2011. Here’s the link.

Books of the Year 2010: TLS and Independent

My friend Paul Muldoon has some nice words about The Honor Code in the Books of the Year list in the Times Literary Supplement. (Follow this link and page down to PAUL MULDOON … and see his other recommendations, including one for our mutual friend Michael Wood’s brilliant new book on Yeats.) Or just click on the image below.

Stephen Howe, writing about history books in the Independent’s “Best Books for Christmas” list, also recommended The Honor Code. (This time page down to History by Stephen Howe.)

Riz Khan

There’s a new link on the audio page to my conversation with Riz Khan on his show on Al Jazeera.

Foreign Policy Magazine 100 Global Thinkers of 2010

I am honored to have been selected by Foreign Policy Magazine
as one of their Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010.

New Interviews and an honor

There are new links on the Interviews page to interviews about The Honor Code in The New Statesman and the Times Higher Education Supplement, in London, and on in New York.

And the New York Times Book Review has just listed it as one of the 100 notable books of 2010 (one of 50 in the non-fiction category).

Eine Frage der Ehre

A first look at the elegant cover of the
German edition of “The Honor Code,”
due in February next year.

With my thanks to the designer.