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Jeff Giles

Biography

Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles is the Deputy Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly, where he oversees movies and books coverage. Prior to EW, he spent more than a decade as an arts writer and editor at Newsweek, where he profiled Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Nicholson, and Al Pacino, among many others; invented the magazine’s oft-imitated Oscar Roundtable; and served as a Rohan Army extra in Lord of the Rings while chronicling the trilogy from start to finish (Peter Jackson shot a close-up of him, then cut it, saying he “looked silly.”) Giles has also written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times Book Review, and many other magazine and web sites. He has won a feature-writing award from New York’s Deadline Club, and moderated a panel with Peter Jackon and James Cameron in front of an audience of 6,000 at Comic-Con. Giles is a graduate of Brown University. He began his career as a typist at the New Yorker.

Jeff Giles

Books by Jeff Giles

by Jeff Giles - Romance, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

It's been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who's still reeling from her father's shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors' mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying subzero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods --- only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

Written by Zak Ebrahim with Jeff Giles. - Cultural Studies, Culture, Current Affairs, Nonfiction

What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. For Zak Ebrahim, a childhood amongst terrorism was all he knew. Yet, though his radicalized father and uncles modeled fanatical beliefs, to Ebrahim something never felt right. In this book, Ebrahim dispels the myth that terrorism is a foregone conclusion for people trained to hate. Based on his own remarkable journey, he shows that hate is always a choice --- but so is tolerance. His original, urgent message is fresh, groundbreaking, and essential to the current discussion about terrorism.