Ariel Sabar

Ariel Sabar won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his debut book, My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq. His second book, Heart of the City, was called a “beguiling romp” by the New York Times and an “engaging, moving and lively read” by the Toronto Star. His Kindle Single, The Outsider: The Life and Times of Roger Barker, was a best-selling nonfiction short and adapted for the radio program This American Life. His latest book, Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best true-crime book of the year and for the Investigative Reporters & Editors Book Award.

Ariel is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The AtlanticThe New York TimesHarper’s MagazineThe Washington Post, and many other publications. He is the author of My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Ariel and I spend most of our time talking about his books My Father’s Paradise and Veritas, both of which are rich and fascinating. We also spend a bit of time talking about his writing process which I think you’ll find interesting. I’m grateful to Ariel for the time and the willingness to discuss his work. As always, I’m also grateful to you, our readers and listeners.

The Deckle Edge Blog & Podcast – Ariel Sabar – 08.16.21

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