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The Book of the Dead

Janine di Giovanni

I always begin bedtime stories to my son the same way: ‘Once upon a time, a long, long time ago . . .’

Janine di Giovanni

Janine di Giovanni is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, in 2020 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ highest prize for non-fiction, the Blake Dodd. She is the author of nine books, the next one, The Vanishing, about Christians in the Middle East, will be published in the spring of 2021. She is a former Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her last book, The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria, has been translated into twenty-seven languages.

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