What We Are Reading Today: In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin 

What We Are Reading Today: In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin 
Updated 27 November 2018
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What We Are Reading Today: In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin 

What We Are Reading Today: In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin 

Written by fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, In Extremis is the story of the most daring war reporter of her age. 

“Drawing on unpublished diaries and notebooks, and interviews with Marie’s friends, family and colleagues, In Extremis is the story of our turbulent age, and the life of a woman who defied convention,” stated a review in goodreads.com.

Hilsum is also the author of Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution (2012). 

She has covered many of the conflicts of recent times including Syria, Ukraine and Libya as well as the Trump administration, terror attacks in Europe and refugee movements. 

Writing in the New York Times, Joshua Hammer stated: “Colvin never slowed down long enough to write a memoir. Now, thanks to Hilsum’s deeply reported and passionately written book, she has the full accounting that she deserves.”

Hammer added: “The death of Colvin under fire in Homs, Syria, in February 2012 was, for many who knew her, both a shock and a tragedy foretold. I had first met this acclaimed journalist in the Albanian mountain town of Kukes in April 1999, during the Kosovo war.”