2017–18 Visiting Fellow
James Verini is a magazine journalist who has reported extensively from Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere. His reporting on the fall of ISIS in Iraq and the battle for Mosul in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic, where he is a Contributing Writer, was into a book for WW Norton, They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, published in 2019. He also writes for The New Yorker, The Atavist Magazine, and others.
The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship was created in 2013 to nurture and sustain a heritage as old as the Library itself: deepening French-American understanding. The Visiting Fellowship offer writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library.
The Visiting Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of The de Groot Foundation.