Journalist and author Anthony Shadid dies in Syria

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Journalist and author Anthony Shadid dies in Syria

Feb 17 2012

Anthony Shadid, a foreign correspondent and author who wrote dispatches from the Middle East for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Associated Press for almost two decades, died in Syria on Thursday, apparently of an asthma attack.

Mr. Shadid, an American of Lebanese descent, was fluent in Arabic, with a gifted eye for detail and contextual writing. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his coverage of the American invasion of Iraq and the occupation that followed, and a second Pulitzer in 2010, also for his Iraq reporting. He was a finalist in 2007 for his coverage of Lebanon and, this year, has been nominated by The Times for his coverage of the Arab Spring uprisings.

He is the author of two published books: Legacy of the Prophet and Night Draws Near. His memoir, House of Stone, will publish in late March this year.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

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