Adam Fifield

Author, 'A Mighty Purpose: How Jim Grant Sold the World on Saving Its Children'

Adam Fifield is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Village Voice, Philadelphia Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a staff writer. Fifield’s new book, “A Mighty Purpose: How Jim Grant Sold the World on Saving its Children” (Other Press, October, 2015), chronicles how legendary UNICEF leader Jim Grant led a movement in the 1980s that saved tens of millions of children’s lives and profoundly altered the face of global health and international development. Fifield’s memoir, “A Blessing Over Ashes: The Remarkable Odyssey of My Unlikely Brother” (William Morrow, 2000), recounts his relationship with his Cambodian foster brother, Soeuth, and his brother’s search to find a place in this world. "A Blessing Over Ashes" was selected among the best books of the year by The Los Angeles Times and cited in The Washington Post’s “Book World Raves.” Fifield also collaborated with Wayne Barrett on "Rudy! An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani."