Basharat Peer is the author of Curfewed Night, a personal account of the Kashmir conflict, which won the 2009 Vodafone Crossword Book Award in the nonfiction category. He is a fellow at the Open Society Institute, New York and has worked as an editor at Foreign Affairs. He has contributed to The Nation, N+1, The Guardian, New Statesman, Le Monde diplomatique and Financial Times Magazine. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.