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Janine di Giovanni

Author, Award-Winning Foreign & War Correspondent; President of the Jury of the Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War; Current Middle East Editor at Newsweek

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 Janine di Giovanni Biography

Janine di Giovanni is one of Europe's most respected and experienced reporters, with vast experience covering war and conflict. Her reporting has been called "established, accomplished brilliance" and she has been cited as "the finest foreign correspondent of our generation."

Born in the US, she began reporting by covering the first Palestinian intifada in the late 1980s and went on to report nearly every violent conflict since then. Her trademark has always been to write about the human cost of war, to attempt to give war a human face, and to work in conflict zones that the world's press has forgotten.

She continued writing about Bosnia long after most people forgot it. In 2000, she was one of the few foreign reporters to witness the fall of Grozny, Chechnya, and her depictions of the terror after the fall of city won her several major awards.

She has campaigned for stories from Africa to be given better coverage, and she has worked in Somalia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Benin, Burkino Faso, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Liberia, as well as Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, East Timor and Chechnya.

During the war in Kosovo, di Giovanni travelled with the Kosovo Liberation Army into occupied Kosovo and sustained a bombing raid on her unit which left many soldiers dead. Her article on that incident, and many of her other experiences during the Balkan Wars, "Madness Visible" for Vanity Fair (June 1999), won the National Magazine Award.

It was later expanded into a book for Knopf/Bloomsbury and has been called one of the best books ever written about war. "Madness Visible" has been optioned as a feature film by actress Julia Roberts' production company, Revolution Films.

Di Giovanni has written several books: "Ghosts by Daylight: A Memoir of War and Love" (Bloomsbury/Knopf 2011); "The Place at the End of the World: Essays from the Edge" (Bloomsbury 2006); "Against the Stranger" (Viking/Penguin 1993) about the effect of occupations during the first intifada on both Palestinians and Israelis; "The Quick and The Dead" about the siege of Sarajevo, and the introduction to the best-selling Zlata's Diary about a child growing up in Sarajevo. Her work have been anthologized widely, including in The Best American Magazine Writing, 2000.

She has won four major awards, including the National Magazine Award, one of America's most prestigious prizes in journalism. She has won two Amnesty International Awards for Sierra Leone and Bosnia. And she has won Britain's Grenada Television's Foreign Correspondent of the Year for Chechnya.

She is one of the journalists featured in a documentary about women war reporters, "Bearing Witness," a film by three-time Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple, which was shown at the Tribeca film festival and on the A&E network in May, 2005.

In 1993, she was the subject of another documentary about women war reporters, "No Man's Land," which followed her working in Sarajevo. She has also made two long format documentaries for the BBC.

In 2000, she returned to Bosnia to make "Lessons from History," a report on five years of peace after the Dayton Accords. The following year she went to Jamaica to report on a little-known but tragic story of police assassinations of civilians, "Dead Men Tell No Tales." Both films were critically acclaimed.

Janine di Giovanni is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, a contributing writer to the New York Times, Granta, Newsweek and many others; and now a weekly columnist for international affairs for Newsweek. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she frequently lectures on human rights abuse around the world.

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Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption

Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption

Place at the End of the World

Place at the End of the World

Madness Visible: A Memoir of War

Madness Visible: A Memoir of War

The Quick and the Dead: Under Siege in Sarajevo

The Quick and the Dead: Under Siege in Sarajevo

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Janine di Giovanni

Author, Award-Winning Foreign & War Correspondent; President of the Jury of the Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War; Current Middle East Editor at Newsweek

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Janine di Giovanni Biography

Janine di Giovanni is one of Europe's most respected and experienced reporters, with vast experience covering war and conflict. Her reporting has been called "established, accomplished brilliance" and she has been cited as "the finest foreign correspondent of our generation."

Born in the US, she began reporting by covering the first Palestinian intifada in the late 1980s and went on to report nearly every violent conflict since then. Her trademark has always been to write about the human cost of war, to attempt to give war a human face, and to work in conflict zones that the world's press has forgotten.

She continued writing about Bosnia long after most people forgot it. In 2000, she was one of the few foreign reporters to witness the fall of Grozny, Chechnya, and her depictions of the terror after the fall of city won her several major awards.

She has campaigned for stories from Africa to be given better coverage, and she has worked in Somalia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Benin, Burkino Faso, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Liberia, as well as Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, East Timor and Chechnya.

During the war in Kosovo, di Giovanni travelled with the Kosovo Liberation Army into occupied Kosovo and sustained a bombing raid on her unit which left many soldiers dead. Her article on that incident, and many of her other experiences during the Balkan Wars, "Madness Visible" for Vanity Fair (June 1999), won the National Magazine Award.

It was later expanded into a book for Knopf/Bloomsbury and has been called one of the best books ever written about war. "Madness Visible" has been optioned as a feature film by actress Julia Roberts' production company, Revolution Films.

Di Giovanni has written several books: "Ghosts by Daylight: A Memoir of War and Love" (Bloomsbury/Knopf 2011); "The Place at the End of the World: Essays from the Edge" (Bloomsbury 2006); "Against the Stranger" (Viking/Penguin 1993) about the effect of occupations during the first intifada on both Palestinians and Israelis; "The Quick and The Dead" about the siege of Sarajevo, and the introduction to the best-selling Zlata's Diary about a child growing up in Sarajevo. Her work have been anthologized widely, including in The Best American Magazine Writing, 2000.

She has won four major awards, including the National Magazine Award, one of America's most prestigious prizes in journalism. She has won two Amnesty International Awards for Sierra Leone and Bosnia. And she has won Britain's Grenada Television's Foreign Correspondent of the Year for Chechnya.

She is one of the journalists featured in a documentary about women war reporters, "Bearing Witness," a film by three-time Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple, which was shown at the Tribeca film festival and on the A&E network in May, 2005.

In 1993, she was the subject of another documentary about women war reporters, "No Man's Land," which followed her working in Sarajevo. She has also made two long format documentaries for the BBC.

In 2000, she returned to Bosnia to make "Lessons from History," a report on five years of peace after the Dayton Accords. The following year she went to Jamaica to report on a little-known but tragic story of police assassinations of civilians, "Dead Men Tell No Tales." Both films were critically acclaimed.

Janine di Giovanni is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, a contributing writer to the New York Times, Granta, Newsweek and many others; and now a weekly columnist for international affairs for Newsweek. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she frequently lectures on human rights abuse around the world.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Janine di Giovanni for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Janine di Giovanni, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Janine di Giovanni or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Janine di Giovanni?

    Booking fees for Janine di Giovanni, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Janine di Giovanni, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Janine di Giovanni?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Janine di Giovanni for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Janine di Giovanni for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Janine di Giovanni or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Janine di Giovanni or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Janine di Giovanni is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Janine di Giovanni for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Janine di Giovanni generally travels from ParisFrance and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joyce Maynard, Amanda Lindhout, Asra Nomani, Jacqueline Novogratz and Nancy T. Nguyen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Janine di Giovanni for an upcoming event.

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