Courses: Feature Writing
Deborah Campbell is an award-winning writer known for combining culturally immersive fieldwork with literary journalism in places such as Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Gaza, Qatar, the UAE, Israel, Palestine, Cuba, Mexico and Russia. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, the Economist, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, New Scientist, Ms., The Walrus and other publications. She has won several National Magazine Awards for her foreign correspondence, and her writing has been published in 11 countries and 6 languages. She has guest lectured at Harvard, Berkeley and Zayed University in Dubai.
Her latest book, A Disappearance in Damascus, won the 2016 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize, Canada’s largest literary award for nonfiction. It was named a best book of the year by the National Post, Chatelaine, CBC Books, The Walrus and The Hill Times.