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Ala Bashir

Dr. Ala Bashir was Saddam Hussein's personal physician for two decades, from 1983 until spring 2003. He is Iraq's most decorated doctor and most celebrated artist. Lars Sigurd Sunnana is the Jordan-based Middle East correspondent for Norway's main public broadcaster, NRK. Ingrid Christoffersen is the translator of "The Bookseller of Kabul" by Asne Seierstad.