Postponed - Clarissa Ward with Lynsey Addario
This event has been POSTPONED.
A debut author who is well-known to many for her award-winning work as an international television news correspondent, Clarissa Ward was on her way to Seattle a year-and-a-half ago when the pandemic came along and altered pretty much everything, including the initial publication of her extraordinary book, On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist (Penguin), to say nothing of public, in-person appearances such as was scheduled here. We are grateful that we’re finally able to present her, virtually and pre-recorded (time zones a factor) for the paperback publication of her memoir. This book lets Clarissa Ward really tell stories - in superb, compelling language - that television never allows time or context for.
“On All Fronts is funny, fascinating, heart-breaking and heroic. Clarissa Ward doesn’t just take us to the front lines of the world’s most dangerous places, revealing the pain and pleasure of being a foreign correspondent, she gives us a startling, and often hilarious look, at her own unconventional, almost unimaginable childhood. How did a continent-hopping Eloise, who was banished at ten to a dismal British boarding school, wind up in Beijing as a stand-in for Uma Thurman on a Quentin Tarantino film, and then break into the news business and become one of the great foreign correspondents of our time? Read on… Ward has an extraordinary tale to tell.” —Anderson Cooper.
“On All Fronts takes the reader on a riveting journey of storytelling as Ward crisscrosses the globe in a relentless quest to become the acclaimed Chief International Correspondent she is today. From Russia to China to Syria, the reader watches her navigate the most intense of human experiences while finding the tools to stay emotional.”—Lynsey Addario.
Lynsey Addario, herself an acclaimed photojournalist, the author of the powerful, excellent books, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War and Of Love & War, will join Clarissa Ward for what should be an enlivening conversation.