Conversations with Authors - Clarissa Ward (Virtual Event)

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 4:00pm


Sunday, September 13th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Clarissa Ward

in conversation with Lisa Ling

Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us throughout the week at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.


Clarissa Ward’s remarkable new memoir On All Fronts is the unforgettable story of an extraordinary journalist and a changing world.

Clarissa is CNN’s chief international correspondent. In her fifteen-year career spanning Fox, CBS, and ABC, she has reported from front lines across the world. Clarissa has won five Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, two Edward R. Murrow Awards for distinguished journalism, honors from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association, the 2016 David Kaplan Award from the Overseas Press Club, and the Excellence in International Reporting Award from the International Center for Journalists. She graduated with distinction from Yale University, and in 2013 received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. She lives in London.

Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of This is Life with Lisa Ling, on CNN. For five seasons prior, Lisa executive produced and hosted Our America on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network. As the former field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News’ Nightline and National Geographic’s Explorer, Lisa has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India, the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda and the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in Central America, Lisa is the co-author of Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood and Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home, which she penned with her sister, Laura. She is also a co-founder of, and a contributor to


Below, please find links to purchase their books.



On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525561477
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - September 8th, 2020

On All Fronts takes the reader on a riveting journey of storytelling. . . From Russia to China to Syria, [she] navigate[s] the most intense of human experiences while finding the tools to stay emotional.”—Lynsey Addario, author of It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780792241843
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: National Geographic Society - November 1st, 2005

In a compelling exploration of all things female, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride celebrates the defining connections among women and honors their differences.

Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062000682
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 24th, 2011

Somewhere Inside is the electrifying, never-before-told story of Laura Ling’s capture by the North Koreans in March 2009, and the efforts of her sister, journalist Lisa Ling, to secure Laura’s release by former President Bill Clinton.