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Ann Jones

Ann Jones
Irene Young

Ann Jones, writer and photographer, is the author of seven previous books, including War Is Not Over When It's Over, Kabul in Winter, Women Who Kill, and Next Time She'll Be Dead. Since 9/11, Jones has worked with women in conflict and post-conflict zones, principally Afghanistan, and reported on their concerns. An authority on violence against women, she has served as a gender adviser to the United Nations. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times and The Nation.

Ann Jones

Where are you from?
Wisconsin

Who are your favorite writers?
George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, Ryszard Kapucinski, Sven Lindqvist, JM Coetzee

Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
George Orwell's essays

What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Horses, opera, travel, wilderness

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Get lost.

What is your favorite quote?
Ghandi: "Be the change you want to see.

What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
Q: "Weren't you afraid?" A: "So?"

What inspired you to write your first book?
Outrage-in that case, at the way black students were disrespected and exploited. The book was Uncle Tom's Campus.

Where do you write?
Wherever.

War Is Not Over When It's Over

Ann Jones
Picador
Picador

From the renowned authority on domestic violence, a startlingly original inquiry into the aftermath of wars and their impact on the least visible victims: women

In 2007, the International...

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Kabul in Winter

Ann Jones
Picador
Picador

Soon after the bombs stopped falling on Kabul, award-winning journalist and women's rights activist Ann Jones set out for the shattered city. This is her trenchant report from the city where she...

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