David Rohde, who spent formative years in New Canaan and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative reporter for the New York Times, will speak at the New Canaan Library Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Rohde will discuss his book "A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides," which grew out of his kidnapping by, and subsequent escape from, the Taliban in Afghanistan. His talk is co-sponsored by the United Nations Committee of New Canaan (www.uncommitteeofnc.org) and the New Canaan Library.

Rohde served as a New York Times South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi, India, from 2002-2005 and has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel-Palestine, Kosovo and Bosnia. He co-wrote the story of his kidnapping and escape with his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, and he is also the author of "Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II."

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