Lucette Lagnado





Lucette Lagnado


Born
in Cairo, Egypt
January 01, 1958


Lucette Lagnado, an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was born in Cairo, Egypt. She and her family left Egypt as refugees when she was a small child, an experience that helped shape and inform her recent memoir, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, published by Ecco/HarperCollins.
Lucette has received numerous awards for her work at The Wall Street Journal, where she has covered health care for a decade. She has been a finalist or received prizes from, among others, Columbia Journalism School, the University of Missouri, and the University of Southern California. She is also the 2008 recipient of the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her memoir, the largest cash award in the Jewish book world.

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“كنت في مصر اجنبية لعدم قدرتي على تحدث العربية وفي فرنسا حيث اقمنا مؤقتا لفترة وجيزة، ورغم طلاقتي في التحدث بالفرنسية، كنت ايضا اجنبية لأني مصرية، وفي امريكا مازلت أجنبية لأني قادمة من القاهرة وباريس.
بدا ان ذلك هو قدري المحتوم، ان اكون دائما اجنبية بصرف النظر عن اي مكان من العالم اقطن.”
Lucette Lagnado, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

“Malaka Nazli hadn’t simply been a place, I realized, but a state of mind. It was where you could find an extraordinary, breathtaking level of humanity. What it lacked in privacy, what it failed to provide by way of modern comforts—hot running water, showers, electric stoves, refrigerators, telephones—it more than made up for in mercy and compassion and tenderness and grace, those ethereal qualities that make and keep us human.”
Lucette Lagnado, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

“In Egypt, it was easy to be religious and worldly at the same time, but that seemed an impossibility here in America. It was as if you arrived and were ordered to choose one door or the other, not both.”
Lucette Lagnado, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

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