An atmospheric description of ordinary life - and death - during the siege of Sarajevo. --Sunday Telegraph
Demick, the author of Nothing to Envy, a great book about North Korea, also spent time in Sarajevo, when the city was besieged. I d heard a lot about this event, but never quite understood it, until now. Demick brings it to life. A modern European city is cut off from the world. It sits in a gorge; snipers surround it, firing on the citizens. Mortar shells fall out of the sky ... Amazing. --Evening Standard
A vivid and often searing record of the lives of the inhabitants of a single street in a capital city under siege from Serb snipers and artillery fire. --New Statesman
About the Author
Barbara Demick's coverage of the war in Sarajevo won the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. She is now a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, where she has reported from the Middle East and South Korea. In 2010 she won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea. She is currently based in Beijing.