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The Washington Post

Staff Writer at the Washington Post


Souad Mekhennet is an award-winning journalist who was born in Germany and grew up there and in Morocco. She is a correspondent for The Washington Post’s national security desk and has also reported on terrorism for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Der Spiegel, NPR, and others. She is the bestselling author of "I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad," which was named a best book of 2017 by The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Christian Science Monitor, and which won the 2018 Nannen Prize, the foremost accolade for journalists in Germany. She is the co-author of three other books: The Eternal Nazi, Children of Jihad, and Islam.