Eliza Griswold
Eliza Griswold, a contributing writer covering religion, politics, and the environment, has been writing for The New Yorker since 2003. She has written and translated four books of nonfiction and poetry. She is the author, most recently, of “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America,” a 2018 Times Notable Book and a Times Critics’ Pick, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, in 2019. Griswold has held fellowships at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the New America Foundation, among others, and has been awarded various prizes, including the J. Anthony Lukas Prize, a pen Translation Prize, and the Rome Prize for her poetry. Her second book of poems, “If Men, Then,” will be published in 2020. She is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.
All Work
A Democratic-Socialist Landslide in Pennsylvania
She was in the car when the phone rang. It was her opponent calling to congratulate her. “He told me I kicked his ass,” she said.
By Eliza GriswoldMay 16, 2018
The Hard-Left Candidate Taking On the Democratic Establishment in Southwestern Pennsylvania
An election near Pittsburgh between a young, D.S.A.-backed candidate and an establishment Democrat embodies the larger, existential battle within the Party as the midterms approach.
By Eliza GriswoldMay 11, 2018
News Desk
Conor Lamb’s Intensely Local Victory in PA-18
In a race that attracted national attention, the Democrat won by keeping the race’s focus away from President Trump.
By Eliza GriswoldMarch 14, 2018
Conor Lamb’s Campaign for Trump Voters in PA-18
Many of the people who are expected to vote for the Democratic candidate for Congress in the special election still support the President.
By Eliza GriswoldMarch 12, 2018
Cultural Comment
Billy Graham’s Striking Gospel of Social Action
Graham was not a progressive, but he fought against cultural strictures and made room for a broad swath of political and religious views.
By Eliza GriswoldFebruary 22, 2018
Culture Desk
Mapping the Journeys of Syria’s Artists
What happens when a culture disperses?
By Eliza GriswoldJanuary 28, 2018
A Reporter at LargeJuly 3, 2017 Issue
The Future of Coal Country
A local environmental activist fights to prepare her community for life beyond mining.
By Eliza GriswoldJune 26, 2017
News Desk
Death in Afghanistan
By Eliza GriswoldApril 8, 2012
Abbottabad PostcardMay 16, 2011 Issue
House Tour
By Eliza GriswoldMay 9, 2011
News Desk
An Anxious Night in Karachi
By Eliza GriswoldMay 3, 2011
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