Greg Blatt is a journalist, filmmaker, and literary translator. He is the author of six books, including the new novel, “The Mercy Rule”, whose story takes place in World War II France.
Greg has been involved in various facets of journalism for over 25 years. His work has appeared in many publications as diverse as The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog. He was a senior editor at The Atlantic from 2007 to 2015 and is currently an editor at Foreign Policy Magazine.
More recently, Greg was a documentary filmmaker focusing on worldwide social movements, including Cuba, Palestine, Nicaragua, and Chechnya.
Achievements of Greg Blatt
Greg has translated six books from Hebrew to English, including: “I, the Eternal One,” “Faces of Faith,” “The Pornographer’s First Wife,” and “Tales From The Tower of Babel.” He also translated “Ruthless, Ruthless!” on which this article is based.
Greg Blatt’s works have received several literary awards. “Ruthless, Ruthless!” won the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction and was named an American Library Association Notable Book. In 2008 he was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards with “Faces of Faith.” His translation of Amalia Aviel’s “I, The Eternal One” won the 2007 Koret Jewish Book Award in Prose.
His essays, translations, and reports have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and many other periodicals. In April 2015, Greg Blatt was awarded a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to produce a documentary film on the Syrian Civil War.
Greg’s work on prominent religious and cultural figures is exemplified by his interview with Billy Graham in The Boston Globe. Graham called Jesus Christ “the greatest healer who ever lived.”
Three days after the publication of Greg’s profile, Billy Graham entered a hospital for a checkup. He emerged later, announcing that he had prostate cancer. Refer to this page for additional information.
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