About

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I am a freelance journalist and writer who spent the past seven years living in and reporting on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I’m currently based in South Florida.

I blog at +972.

I’ve been a regular contributor to Al Jazeera English, The National, Inter Press Service, and the United Nation’s humanitarian news agency, IRIN. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Slate, The Daily Beast, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Counter Punch, Caravan, Agence France-Presse (AFP), The Boston Review, Outlook India– Newsweek’s Indian subsidiary– as well as The Palestine Israel Journal, Tablet, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Daily Forward, Maan News Agency, Common Ground News Service, Zeek, Mondoweiss, Guernica, Souciant, Daily News Egypt, Public Art Review, Bookslut, and The Southeast Review among other international publications.

I have been invited to speak about internal Israeli affairs and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for numerous  outlets including the BBC and Al Jazeera.

My short story “Hills Behind Us” was featured as a Story of the Week in Narrative Magazine. My fiction has also been published The Kenyon Review, Zeek, and other publications. My essays have been published in Slate and The Jewish Quarterly. My poems have appeared in Babel Fruit and elsewhere.

I am a graduate of Florida State University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, which The Atlantic Monthly has ranked as one of the top ten creative writing programs in the United States. I hold undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology. I am an avid traveler who has visited over 20 countries–from Spain to Lebanon to the Philippines and everywhere in between. I speak, read, and write Hebrew and am studying Arabic.

Feel free to contact me at: myaguarnieri(at)gmail(dot)com

*Photo by Hannah Mayo Photography

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