Congratulations, Riverbend!

This is wonderful news!

An anonymous blog by a young woman in war-torn Iraq has been longlisted for BBC Four’s Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.

Baghdad Burning, a first-hand account written under the pseudonym Riverbend, is one of 19 books in contention.


The winner of the £30,000 prize will be announced on 14 June.

I’ll be watching this, for sure.

BTW, additional information on Baghdad Burning, the book, can be found here.

And if you’re not reading the blog yet–what’s holding you back?

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