Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold

Journalist and Poet; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard Divinity

Biography

Eliza Griswold is a poet and a journalist based in New York City. Her reportage and poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, among others. She has been awarded a 2015 PEN Prize for her translations of the poems of Afghan women, I Am the Beggar of the World, and A 2010 Rome Prize for poetry. A recipient of the Lukas Prize for her 2010 book of reportage, The Tenth Parallel, Griswold has also held fellowships at Harvard University and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. She is the author, most recently, of Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, a 2018 Times Notable Book and a Times Critics’ Pick, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, in 2019.