Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood

Barbara Demick (Author)
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Spiegel & Grau
Publish Date
April 17, 2012
5.1 X 0.62 X 8.21 inches | 0.49 pounds
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About the Author

Barbara Demick is the Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times. Her book Nothing to Envy was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her reporting on North Korea won the Overseas Press Club's award for human rights reporting as well as awards from the Asia Society and the American Academy of Diplomacy. Her coverage of Sarajevo for The Philadelphia Inquirer won the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting.


"Brilliantly captures the sense of civilian Sarajevo heroism--its pluck, irony, stoicism . . . [By] focusing on one Sarajevo street, Demick is able to evoke the reality of life in the city with accuracy and nuance."--David Rieff, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"[A] beautifully rendered portrait of Sarajevo."--Mark Danner, The New York Review of Books

"Barbara Demick shapes the history of one city street into a small masterpiece."--Jim Dwyer, columnist, The New York Times

"If you can read only one book about Bosnia, this should be the one."--Mary McGrory, syndicated columnist, The Washington Post

"Take a walk on Logavina Street--you'll learn a lot about the heroism and courage of the human race."--Georgie Anne Geyer, columnist and author, Universal Press Syndicate