All posts by Mark Fritz

Hey, there. For the sake of expediency (I'm on deadline), I'm just going to quote Wikipedia: "Mark Fritz is a war correspondent and author. A native of Detroit and graduate of Wayne State University, he won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1995 for his stories concerning the Rwandan Genocide. "As a staff writer for the Associated Press (AP), from 1984-1997, and again in 2003, Fritz reported on the reunification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Chechnya, and Liberia, among others. As an AP editor on the Foreign Desk, he filed the first U.S. bulletin on the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. He subsequently was named East Berlin correspondent, then West Africa bureau chief. Fritz also served on the agency's computer-assisted investigative reporting team and as roving foreign correspondent for the International Desk in New York. He subsequently worked as a New York-based national writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe, and as an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal. "Before returning to the AP in 2003, Fritz left the news business to perform humanitarian work in the Darfur region of Sudan for the International Rescue Committee, and conduct war crimes investigations for Human Rights Watch in Uganda. "Fritz's nonfiction book, Lost on Earth, chronicles the stories of people uprooted by the wars that broke out at the end of the Cold War. He is also the author of the novel, Permanent Deadline."

PERMANENT DEADLINE: The Book Big Media Doesn’t Want You to Read

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Lost on Earth: Nomads of the New World

lost on earth by mark fritz

The trade paperback remains in print after 13 years and has become a scholastic staple about the Cold War’s end and the chaos that ensued. Complex issues become vividly clear through the eyes of twelve people from around the world who embark on terrifying and often inspiring adventures as social order collapses.
The beautiful hardcover by Little, Brown and Co. is limited to only 50 copies. I’d be delighted to provide the inscription of your choice. All proceeds go to paying my rent.

PERMANENT DEADLINE: A Novel about War, Religion, Big Media and other Depravities

0001_NEW_COVER2-330-expA priest with no soul, a humanitarian with no heart, a soldier without honor and a reporter with no clue. They cross paths with a warlord of an oil-rich nation of his own bloody creation in the closing days of the Cold War. Horrifically enough, hilarity ensues.

After disappearing for seven years, Mark Fritz (yours truly) crawled out of the cesspool of American journalism to write PERMANENT DEADLINE, a CATCH-22 for the 21st Century.

After covering every significant global event of the post-Cold War era, the cumulative result is fiction of frightening familiarity. Six people with lethally divergent agendas and overlapping deadlines collide explosively in ways darkly comic, disturbingly real, and provocatively offensive. In the first of a series of novels and non-fiction books in progress, dirty secrets will be spilled about America’s twisted view of heroism, piety, patriotism and the mindless drones who cost more lives than any other piece of the power elite: the media.

PERMANENT DEADLINE is an epic adventure in an alternative reality. It defies genre yet illuminates and entertains even as it challenges the reader to connect the characters and events before every thread is woven together.