WOMEN’S WORK: A Life In Foreign Correspondence
Monday 9 September, 6pm at the Saga Common Lounge
Straight out of university, Megan K. Stack moved to El Paso, Texas, and got a job covering the Mexican border for the local newspaper. This began a career in foreign correspondence and war reporting that took her to dozens of countries and into the epicenter of countless crises: From Afghanistan to Lebanon; Russia to China; Greece to Morocco. Along the way, she wrote two books, got married and became a mother. Join her to discuss the fast-changing face of foreign correspondence, the truth about war reporting and the daily realities of a life spent writing.
BIO: Megan K. Stack is an American author and long-time foreign correspondent. As a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, she was posted to Jerusalem, Cairo, Moscow and Beijing, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of Iraq. Her first book, Every Man In This Village Is A Liar, a meditation on war and terrorism, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her new book, Women’s Work, a memoir of working motherhood that examines the structural realities of hiring domestic workers, is out now.