Chanan Tigay is an award-win­ning jour­nal­ist who has cov­ered the Mid­dle East, 9/11, and the Unit­ed Nations for numer­ous mag­a­zines, news­pa­pers, and wires. Born in Jerusalem, Tigay holds degrees from Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia and was a recent Inves­tiga­tive Report­ing Fel­low at UC Berke­ley. He is a pro­fes­sor of Cre­ative Writ­ing at San Fran­cis­co State University.