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Lara Santoro

writer, reporter

Lara Santoro is most recently the author of *Mercy*, a novel. She spent most of her career as a foreign news correspondent, based primarily in Rome and in Nairobi working for *Newsweek* and *The Christian Science Monitor*. Her work has also appeared in* the Wall Street Journal*, *The New Republic*, *The Boston Globe*, *The London Telegraph*, *The Times of London* and *The Sunday Times*. She holds a bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from Smith College, a Master's degree in French Literature from the Sorbonne, and a Master's in Fine Arts from New York University, where she was the recipient of the Developmental Fellowship, a biannual award. She was born in Rome, and currently lives in New Mexico.