Jeri Laber‘s articles have appeared in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times and many other newspapers and magazines. She is the co-author of “A Nation is Dying”: Afghanistan Under the Soviets. In recognition of her human rights work, she was awarded the Order of Merit by President Vaclav Havel on behalf of the Czech Republic. She is also the recipient of a Research and Writing Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Laber lives in New York City and in Walton, New York.