Anne Nivat

Reporter de guerre

Anne Nivat is an award-winning free lance war reporter and author.

She covered the Chechen war and was based in Moscow for ten years. Artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in 2004, Nivat has written pieces for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the International Herald Tribune and has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air, The Connection, and PBS's NewsHour.

She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. In 2001, Nivat received the SAIS-Novartis International Journalism Award at The Johns Hopkins University.

For her first book, Chienne de Guerre: A Woman Reporter Behind the Lines of the War in Chechnya, which won the Albert Londres Prize in 2000, Nivat disguised herself as a Chechen woman and traveled to the war-torn region despite a Russian ban on journalists. Also the author of The View from the Vysotka, and The Wake of War; Encounters with the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, Nivat lives in Paris and travels extensively. She is just back from a trip to southern Afghanistan, for the purpose of her last book published in France this fall. In Fog of War: Last Mission in Afghanistan, Nivat navigates from the military side to the side of the locals, with one obsession: to show the confusion provoked by the war.

Part of her last book is in english on

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