Sliver of Light

Mar 14, 2014

In the summer of 2009, Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were arrested. Accused of espionage, they were thrown into Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison, subjected to harsh interrogation and put in solitary confinement. Sarah was released after 14 months; Shane and Josh remained in prison another 10 months. In a new book, “the hikers” tell their side of the story and recount how they survived their ordeal. They’ll join us Monday to talk about it.


  • Shane Bauer is an investigative journalist and photographer.
  • Joshua Fattal is an historian with a background in environmental sustainability.
  • Sarah Shourd is a writer, educator and contributing editor to Solitary Watch.

Their book is called A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran [Amazon|Indiebound]