Robert F. Worth

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Robert F. Worth
Nationality United States
Occupation Author
Spouse(s) Alice Clapman
Children Isaac

Robert Forsyth Worth is an American journalist and former chief of the New York Times Beirut bureau.[1] He is the author of Rage for Order[2] which received positive reviews from Publishers Weekly, Fareed Zakaria, Kenneth M. Pollack, Bartle Bull, The Economist magazine, among others.[3]

Worth became a New York Times reporter at the metropolitan desk in 2000. He was the Times correspondent in Baghdad from 2003 to 2006,[4] and their Beirut bureau chief from 2007 until 2011.[5] He has also contributed to the New York Review of Books.[6] From 2014 to 2015 he was a public policy fellow in the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars while writing Rage for Order.[6][7] While there he worked on "The Arab Revolts and their Legacy" project.

"Born and raised" in Manhattan,[5] Worth is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has an M.A.[citation needed] and a Ph.D. (in English) from Princeton University[8] He is married to Alice Clapman, an attorney for the Immigrants' Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union.[9] The two have a son, Isaac, who was born in 2007.[citation needed]

Awards and honors

He has been a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award.[5]

He won a Silver Medal in the 2017 Arthur Ross Book Award given by the Council on Foreign Relations for his book A Rage for Order.[10]


  1. ^ "A RAGE FOR ORDER". Kirkus. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  2. ^ Worth, Robert F. (2016). A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. Pan Macmillan. p. 82. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ "A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS". Amazon. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Robert Worth". Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Columbia Journalism School. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "ROBERT F. WORTH". macmillan. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Robert F. Worth". New York Review of Books.
  7. ^ "Robert Worth". Wilson Center. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  8. ^ "SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW . Up Front: Robert F. Worth". Sep 9, 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  9. ^ "BIOGRAPHY OF ALICE CLAPMAN". ACLU. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  10. ^ "John Pomfret's "The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom" Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award". Council on Foreign Relations. November 15, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017.

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