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 21. She moved to Peshawar to cover the mujaheddin fighting the Soviet Union and, within two years, had been named Young Journalist of the Year. Since then she has won 14 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.

She has written eight books including the bestselling The Africa House and I Am Malala and is a patron of Afghan Connection and on the board of the Institute of War and Peace Reporting. Her latest books are Farewell Kabul; From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World and The Girl from Aleppo; Nujeen’s Escape from War to Freedom in a Wheelchair. Her first play Drones, Baby, Drones, co-written with Ron Hutchinson was recently performed at London’s Arcola Theatre.