Anna Badkhen

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Anna Badkhen was born in the Soviet Union and is now an American citizen. She is the author of seven previous books of nonfiction.
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Bright Unbearable Reality: Essays

ISBN 9781681377063 New York Review Books

Called a “chronicler of a world on the move” by The New York Review of Books, Anna Badkhen seeks what separates and binds us at a time when one in seven people has left their birthplace, while a pandemic dictates the direst season of rupture in humankind’s remembering. More about this book >

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Anna Badkhen

Anna Badkhen was born in the Soviet Union and is now an American citizen. She is the author of seven previous books of nonfiction. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Barry Lopez Visiting Writer in Ethics and Community Fellowship, and a Joel R. Seldin Peace Award for writing about civilians in war zones.

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