Margaret Slattery is assistant managing editor at Foreign Policy, working primarily on FP's print magazine. A Los Angeles native and recent graduate of Yale University, where she majored in English, she has written for The New Republic and has studied in Leon, Spain.
In a special edition of The FP Survey, top female
politicians around the world -- presidents and vice presidents, cabinet
secretaries and members of Congress -- told us about the worst cases of sexism
in politics and the best ways to bring more women to the negotiating table.
From Vietnam to Pakistan, writers have long turned to fiction to make sense of the news, often yielding uncanny portraits of real-life war, revolution, and cultural change. Here, Foreign Policy offers a sampler of novels that could have been straight out of the newspapers -- and sometimes even made them.