Peter Eichstaedt is an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. His thrillers and mysteries are drawn from today’s headlines and have been widely praised.
His nonfiction reveals the heartfelt stories of survival as told by the people who live in some of the most troubled regions of the world, from war-torn Afghanistan to the pirate-infested waters of Somalia, to the steaming jungles of eastern Congo.
He is the co-writer of The Bucharest Express, an award-winning feature film about human trafficking and the trade in illicit pharmaceuticals in eastern Europe.
He is the former country director in Afghanistan and former Africa Editor for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. He has lived and worked in the Balkans, eastern Europe, Afghanistan, and eastern Africa, as well as The Hague, Netherlands, where he covered African war crimes trials.