May 4, 2009 — In his years covering the Middle East for The New York Times, Neil MacFarquhar spent time observing many of the customs. He describes some of them in his new book, The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday.
Apr 13, 2006 — Journalist Neil MacFarquhar is a veteran Middle East foreign correspondent and was Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times. Next, he will cover Islam in North America for the Times. His new novel The Sand Cafe is set in Saudi Arabia and examines the day-to-day reporting life of foreign correspondents in the Middle East during the Gulf War.
Apr 9, 2006 — Foreign correspondent Neil MacFarquhar writes about a world he knows well — war- reporting in the Middle East — in a debut novel, The Sand Cafe. He tells Liane Hansen what it's like to go from hard news to fiction.