The Foreign Service Journal - November 2017

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 2017 27 T he Foreign Service Journal is pleased to present our 17th annual Foreign Ser- vice authors roundup in plenty of time for holiday orders. Our primary purpose in presenting “In Their Own Write” is to celebrate the wealth of literary talent within the Foreign Service community, and to give our readers the opportunity to support colleagues by sampling their writing. Each entry contains full publication data along with a short commentary. Our annotated list of books written, edited or translated by members of the Foreign Service com- munity in 2016 and 2017 is neither a comprehensive nor definitive record; we rely on the authors themselves to bring their books to our attention. This year we feature 53 volumes—seven works of history and biography, a weighty policy and issues section, nine memoirs and 16 works of fiction, including several titles for young people, in addition to a potpourri of works on exercise, eating, education, employment and leadership, along with one unique musical entry. As usual, we include a selection of recent books “of related interest” to diplomats and their families that were not written by FS authors. This year’s roundup was assembled with the vital assistance of Dmitry Filipoff, Donna Gorman and Steven Alan Honley. —Susan Brady Maitra, Managing Editor We are pleased to present this year’s roundup of books by Foreign Service members and their families. FOCUS ON FS AUTHORS WritE In Their Own