"These art works, in their artistry and complexity of thought, start conversations, whereas most non-professional images and texts have the more straightforward task of delivering "subjectified" information. This is why a book like Writing on the Edge: Great Contemporary Writers on the Front Line of Crisis, ...is an important anthology."

Aimee WallestonThe Last Magazine

April 2010

Great Contemporary Writers on the Frontline of Crisis

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., proudly present Writing on the Edge, a collection of 14 first-hand accounts of life inside conflict zones where the international medical humanitarian organization provides emergency medical care. The book takes readers on a harrowing tour of countries in crisis, profiling people struggling to cope with war, disease, and lack of access to basic health care.

Award-winning photographer Tom Craig teamed up with MSF and an international roster of 14 highly-esteemed, widely-traveled writers, directors, and actors, and visited various MSF projects, returning with poignant accounts of their experiences. Acclaimed author Martin Amis writes of gang violence in Colombia; New York Times best-selling author Tracy Chevalier focuses on the abuse of women in Burundi; Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day Lewis describes his trip to Gaza, and Booker-prize winning author DBC Pierre addresses the unusually high incidence of mental illness in Armenia.

These unforgettable stories, accompanied by Tom Craig's compelling photographs, offer readers a glimpse into a world of tremendous suffering that might otherwise remain unknown.

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