Interruptor Series, No. 18: Mary Fitzgerald
Mary has reported from Libya for the Economist, the BBC, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, the Financial Times and the Guardian. She is currently on a year’s sabbatical from her post as Irish Times foreign affairs correspondent. She began her career reporting on Northern Ireland before relocating to the Middle East. She has worked across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, reporting from countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Burma. In 2004 she was awarded the Laurence Stern Fellowship at the Washington Post. She is a contributing author to a book on the Libyan revolution and its aftermath to be published later this year by Hurst & Co.