Remembering Anthony Shadid, a round-up of the best tributes and recognitions from around the web:
- His obituary in the New York Times.
- An excerpt of his forthcoming memoir: House of Stone.
- His record of work for the NYT and his last story.
- His Pulitzer Prize-winning work for the Washington Post (scroll to the bottom of the post).
- NPR’s Quil Lawrence: “With no hyperbole, I feel almost as much sadness for the world that it is deprived of such an intrepid storyteller, faithful reporter and enthusiast for America and for the Arab world. I wonder who can ever take his place.”
- Richard Engel on MSNBC: “ I’ll miss his voice. I’ll miss his compassion. There’s so much more to reporting than just bullets, bombs, rebels and ballots, and nobody knew that more than Anthony. Rest in peace, brother.”
- Roger Cohen’s column in the New York Times: “His explorations of Arab societies not static or dehumanized — freed from the distorting lens of the West — offered portraits of places and people adapting with difficulty to modernity.”
- Dexter Filkins at the New Yorker: “It wasn’t just that he was better or faster, or that he spoke Arabic, or that he’d read more books. He was more sensitive, more noticing of the pain of others, than everyone else around him.”
- Steve Coll’s New Yorker tribute: “He had many gifts and was an exceptionally graceful, easy, and generous man, but among the qualities that distinguished his work was the sheer commitment of it.”
- Bobby Ghosh for TIME’s Global Spin: “But that was Tony’s great gift: his insatiable curiosity about — and deep empathy for — ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.”
- Spencer Ackerman on his Attackerman blog: “Shadid is irreplaceable. Those of us who knew him primarily as consumers of his work feel robbed.”
- A collection of quotable remembrances is viewable on this NYT interactive.
Photo: Ed Ou for the New York Times