Christina Lamb

Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a bestselling author.  She has reported from most of the world’s hotspots starting with Afghanistan after an unexpected wedding invitation led her to Karachi in 1987 when she was just 22. She moved to Peshawar to cover the mujaheddin fighting the Soviet Union and within two years she had been named Young Journalist of the Year. Since then she has won 15 major awards including five times being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year and Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux. She was made an OBE by the Queen in 2013 and is an honorary fellow of University College, Oxford.

Currently Chief Foreign Correspondent for The Sunday Times of London, her postings have included South Africa, Pakistan, Brazil and Washington, and she is particularly known for her writing highlighting how war affects women. She has written nine books including the bestselling The Africa House and I Am Malala, as well as Farewell Kabul and The Girl from Aleppo. Her latest book is Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women (March 2020).