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Masha Hamilton worked as a foreign correspondent for The
Associated Press for five years in the Middle East, covering
the intefadeh, the peace process and the partial Israeli
withdrawal from Lebanon. Then she spent five years in
Moscow, where she was a correspondent for the Los Angeles
Times, wrote a newspaper column, “Postcard from Moscow,” and
reported for NBC/Mutual Radio. She traveled to Afghanistan
in the spring of 2004 to report on the changing situation
for women in prison, child brides, war widows and others. In
2006, she traveled in Kenya to research her third novel, The Camel Bookmobile, and to interview drought and
famine victims in the isolated northeast near the border
Hamilton’s first novel, Staircase of a Thousand Steps,
was a Booksense pick and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New
Writers selection. Her second, The Distance Between Us,
was named one of the best books of 2004 by Library Journal.
The Camel Bookmobile will be published in spring 2007
from HarperCollins. Hamilton currently lives with her family
in New York City.
Please visit Masha's book drive initiative to support the camel-back
itinerant library in Kenya here:
Awards and Special Recognition...
Masha Hamilton is the 2010 recipient of the Women's National Book
The Women’s National Book Association presents the WNBA Award every
other year to honor a living American woman who derives part or all of
her income from books and the allied arts and who has done meritorious
work in the world of books beyond the responsibilities of her
profession. Former recipients include Eleanor Roosevelt, Patricia
Schroeder, Nancy Pearl and Dr. Perri Klass.
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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US
The Library Journal's Best Books of 2004
THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE
Photography by David Orr