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Gina Wilkinson Gina Wilkinson i(A109488 works by)
Born: Established: 1970 ;
Gender: Female
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Gina Wilkinson has worked as a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She was living in Iraq prior to the outbreak of the 2003 war and her memoir, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sky : Domesticity, Danger and Deadlines : Confessions of a Foreign Correspondent in Iraq, documents this period and the early years of the war.

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sky : Domesticity, Danger and Deadlines : Confessions of a Foreign Correspondent in Iraq 2007 single work autobiography 'Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sky is a first-person, narrative non-fiction account of the period the author spent living as a 'dependant spouse' in Baghdad during the final year of the Saddam Hussein regime, and later as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's correspondent in post-war Iraq. It's an account of terror, ambition, and betrayal in Iraq, and how she became the main character in a story she never wanted, or expected, to find. The book looks at the challenges and adjustments she had to make when she decided to abandoned her career, albeit temporarily, in order to support her husband in his new job with the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF. It also focuses on the friendships forged with ordinary Iraqis, despite the enormous hurdles of almost constant government surveillance and the overwhelming atmosphere of fear and suspicion under Saddam Hussein.' (Libraries Australia)
2007 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
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