A Conversation with Leslie Cockburn

Leslie Cockburn is a journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on 60 Minutes, PBS’s Frontline, and in the New Yorker and Vanity Fair.

She’s just written her first novel, Baghdad Solitaire, a thriller about a female trauma surgeon set in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Davia sat down with her recently to talk about becoming a first time novelist after a 30-year career in journalism.

Here is their conversation: