Matthieu Aikins has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East since 2008. He is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and he has won numerous honors, including the George Polk and Livingston awards. He is a past fellow at Type Media Center, New America, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Academy in Berlin. He grew up in Nova Scotia and has a master’s degree in Near Eastern Studies from New York University. The Naked Don’t Fear the Water is his first book.
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