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.
Where are you from?
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?
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?