I’m Laura Kasinof, an American journalist living in Berlin. My first book, Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen (Arcade), is about my time as the New York Times correspondent in Yemen during the Arab Spring. I was just 25 when I reported for the Times throughout 2011 and into 2012, during protests and conflict, from my home in Sanaa.

PRI’s the World named P1010513Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets a top book of 2014 and Kirkus called it, “A moving portrait of life as a war correspondent.”

Currently, I’m writing about migration and refugees thanks to funding from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

I tweet, ‘gram, and occasionally post updates to Facebook.