Hyder Akbar

Hyder Akbar is the author of Come Back to Afghanistan, a memoir based on his time spent in the country.

The book received several honors: San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year, New York Times Editor's Pick, USA Today's Top 10 Memoirs, and ALA Top 10 Books for Young Readers. He has appeared on Morning Edition, PBS, and BBC World News; been featured in GQ, New York magazine, and the Los Angeles Times; and authored articles for the New York Times and Slate. He is currently a research analyst at the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies in Kabul, Afghanistan.