The Last Kestrel (2010) and Far From My Father’s House (2011)

Jill McGivering '10

Blue Door; Reprint Edition

  • 2010 |
  • ALUMNI |
  • BOOK |
  • knight-wallace |

Jill McGivering has written two novels. Her first release, “The Last Kestrel” has been compared to “The Kite Runner.” Her second book is “Far From My Father’s House.” Both novels follow war correspondent Ellen Thomas and traditional, rural women through the hostilities and struggles in South Asia, a region McGivering has covered for 25 years as a BBC correspondent. The first book is set in Afghanistan, the second in Pakistan. The books examine the nature of news, the ethical dilemmas and tough choices reporters make when covering wars. McGivering is now writing her third novel, which takes her to new territory: Asia’s past.

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