Author Profile: Suzy Hansen

Author Profile:  Suzy Hansen is an American writer and journalist.

Name: Suzy Hansen

Timeline: Suzy Hansen is an American writer and journalist. Her persuasive and elegant book, Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-America World was finalized for the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in the Year 2018.

Background: Suzy Hansen was born in Wall Township, New Jersey, United States in 1978. She is 42 years of age. Her parents were of Irish, Italian and Danish descent. She completed her education at Wall High School and BA degree at the University of Pennsylvania. After getting her BA degree she worked at the New York Observer, in the post of an editor upto 2007. Suzy Hansen has made significant contributions as writer for the Practitioner-in-Residence at New York University’s Kevorkian Centre for Near Eastern Studies. She also works for The New York Times Magazine as a contributing writer. She was assigned the task of conducting research in Turkey in 2007 for which she was awarded a fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs. She has lived for more than ten years in Istanbul, Turkey. She writes mainly on politics in Turkey as contributing writer for the New York Times. She is also writer for many other publications where she writes about foreign affairs.

Genre: While conducting her research in Istanbul, Turkey, Suzy Hansen realized a number of misconceptions in how Americans view themselves in comparison to how people from other countries view them. She moved base from US to Istanbul, following 9/11.

Literary Contributions: Suzy Hansen’s book in 2017 named Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-America World has been written on the basis of misconceptions the Americans had about how people from outside consider them to be.

Suzy Hansen in the book says that insider the borders of the United States of America, there does exist an America which is a completely different entity from the America which projects its force outside the borders of the United States.

Unique Stylistic Features:

Suzy Hansen has also toured countries like Afghanistan, Greece, Iraq and Egypt to conduct an investigation on how the influence of Americans caused misfortune and trouble for local people living in these nations. She was offered a position of visiting professor at the Princeton University in 2020 to be their Ferris Professor of Journalism.

Her debut book has been hailed as a remarkably revealing of sensibility of an individual who reckons with violent rule of her own nation, across the world.

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