Lynda Schuster (U.S.)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
Free RSVP 2017-10-12 8 p.m. 2017-10-12 America/New_York Lynda Schuster (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Join us for a reading with international journalist Lynda Schuster.


“A riveting international thriller…A page-turner thanks to lucid writing and thrilling storytelling.”

 Kirkus, starred review

International journalist (and local Pittsburgher) Lynda Schuster has led an extraordinary life of adventure, heartbreak, and political intrigue. Join us for a revealing peek into a fascinating life as Lynda reads from her newly published autobiography Dirty Wars and Polished Silver.

Dirty Wars and Polished Silver examines her life abroad as a foreign correspondent in war-torn countries, and later, as the wife of a U.S. ambassador. It chronicles her time living through a war on a kibbutz in Israel, reporting on uprisings in Central America, dodging rocket fire in Lebanon, and grieving the loss of her first husband, a fellow reporter, who was killed only ten months after their wedding.

But even after her second marriage to an American diplomat, all the black-tie parties and personal staff could not protect her from the violence of war. Equal parts gripping and charming, Dirty Wars and Polished Silver is a story about one woman’s quest for self-discovery—only to find herself, unexpectedly, more or less back where she started: wiser, saner, more resolved.

Lynda‘s reading will be followed by a moderated discussion with Carnegie Mellon University’s Sharon Dilworth and a Q&A with the audience.


​Lynda Schuster is a former foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor, who has reported from Central and South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. Her writing has appeared in GrantaUtne ReaderThe Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times Magazine, among other. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and daughter.

Event Details

October 12, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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