U.S. correspondent for The Guardian, Chris McGreal will read from American Overdose. "McGreal, an award-winning journalist, presents this grim cautionary tale of opioids, greed, and addiction in three acts: 'Dealing, ' 'Hooked, and 'Withdrawal'.... McGreal goes on to successfully address the question of how the greatest drug epidemic in history grew largely unchecked for nearly two decades....What can be done to reverse this? McGreal's powerfully stated indictment is a start." —Booklist
Chris McGreal is a reporter for The Guardian and former journalist at the BBC. He was the Guardian's correspondent in Johannesburg, Jerusalem and Washington DC, and now writes from across the United States. His awards for coverage of the Rwandan genocide, the Middle East, and the economic recession in America include the James Cameron prize for “combining moral vision and professional integrity” and the Martha Gellhorn prize for journalism that “penetrated the established version of events and told an unpalatable truth.” McGreal is a former merchant seaman.