Books by Christopher de Bellaigue

Christopher de Bellaigue was born in 1971. He studied at Cambridge and writes for Granta and the New York Review of Books. He is married and lives in Iran.

Released: April 4, 2017

"A nonscholarly work that lay readers will find especially engaging."
A pertinent study of how the Islamic world played quick catch-up to the West over the course of the 19th century. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2012

"A pleasing combination of intriguing local color and cultural and historical depth."
Economist Tehran correspondent De Bellaigue (Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town, 2010, etc.) uses plenty of local insight to provide general readers with an intriguing combination of biography, history and strategic study. Read full book review >
Released: March 8, 2010

"A tortuous, somewhat discombobulated tapestry of research and experience."
A brave investigation into the buried history of Armenian massacre and Kurdish violence in a small Turkish village. Read full book review >
THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAN by Christopher de Bellaigue
Released: June 1, 2007

"In other words, the line is hard because we have hardened it. A provocative view of a defiant nation and its foes."
Does Iran deserve a role in the Axis of Evil? To judge by this book, probably not, no matter what the current headlines. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"A welcome, illuminating peak behind the 21st century's equivalent of the Iron Curtain."
An Anglo-French journalist married to an Iranian woman attempts to reconcile the joys of his adopted land with its grim cruelty. Read full book review >