Detail from the cover of 'Night Draws Near'
Anthony Shadid's new book is Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War. Shadid is the Baghdad correspondent for The Washington Post.
The book culls stories from Shadid's many visits to Iraq over the past eight years. In 2004, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.
Before taking his current post, Shadid reported for the Associated Press and The Boston Globe. An Arab-American of Lebanese descent, Shadid was born and raised in Oklahoma; he now lives in Washington, D.C., and Baghdad.