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Judith Matloff - The War is in the Mountains

Join veteran war correspondent Judith Matloff as she travels to remote mountain communities across the globe, from Afghanistan to Colombia and from Chechnya to Kashmir, to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights.

About 'The War is in the Mountains':

In her groundbreaking new book 'The War is in the Mountains', veteran war correspondent Judith Matloff shares her exploration of remote communities across the globe and describes why she believes so many wars begin high in the mountains. Reflecting on her time spent in Chechnya, Columbia, Nepal, Mexico and Albania - Matloff gives a courageous account of warn-torn communities and discusses the links between geography and conflict.

Reviews for The War is in the Mountains

"Judith Matloff has delivered a vital, deeply revealing book of political travelogue and intrepid correspondence. She is the ideal witness - learned, dogged, skeptical, but always listening out for new and credible voices. This is classical international journalism of the highest order." - Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars

"A fascinating, informative and compassionate tour of some of the world's more scenic and rarefied trouble spots....Matloff is a skilled and courageous journalist adept at sketching the realities." - Times Literary Supplement.

"The most spectacular heights on earth hold mysteries, not least why conflict so often shadows their vistas. Judith Matloff – a brave, engaging, keenly observant guide – rides shuddering buses, boards decrepit helicopters, and hikes through mud and checkpoints in pursuit of answers and solution. Matloff reveals the rich, surprising, and perplexing life of places too often diminished by the flat imagery of war." Sheri Fink, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Five Days at Memorial and War Hospital

About the event:

We are delighted Judith Matloff will be travelling from New York to join us at the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival to share captivating stories from her travels across conflict zones. 



Judith Matloff Judith Matloff

Judith is a veteran war correspondent and teaches conflict reporting at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

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